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Steering Box leak, what should I do??

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Burt4x4, Jun 20, 2001.

  1. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

    Feb 17, 2000
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    California (Modesto area)
    Hey gang just sprung a leak on my steering box right were the steering shaft connects to the box shaft. So it looks like there is a seal there for the splined shaft that pokes out of the steering box.
    Is this leak a sign of internal failure or just a worn out seal?
    Should I even attempt to correct the leak or just get a new box?
    Allot of fluid has leaked out, well enough to drip down onto the spring pack and cover the bottom of the steering box with fluid.
    Seams kinda weird for it to all of a suddin spring a leak like this, so I'm thinking it has to do with the pressure side of the box and if thats the case I will just replace the unit.

    What is a top quality replacement for our rigs w/power steering??

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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

    Apr 20, 2001
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    Clovis CA
    My box started leaking and 3 er 4 months after it started I began having other steering probs.I think it had some internal leakage also.It would pull like a realy stuck caliper after I made a turn and then all the sudden let go.I got a new box at Napa for $189.

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  3. Steve_Chin

    Steve_Chin 1/2 ton status

    Mar 6, 2001
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    Foster City, CA, USA
    There's a seal at the input shaft that can be replaced. It's kind of a pain in the behind to replace it, but it can be done. I haven't done this on a truck box, but it looks like it'd be the same procedure as for a passenger car Saginaw P/S box. Your local NAPA auto parts store should have the seal available.

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