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steering box leaks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by az ranger, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. az ranger

    az ranger 1/2 ton status

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    Mine has the 2wd steering box for the crossover. it just started leaking like a sive. it has preety much sat for last year and now i have been driving it a lot maybe seals dried or something
    Anybody rebuild one? was it easy and worth the time or should i buy a new one or get one from bone yard. it seems to be leaking where the steering shaft meets the box.

    thanks
     
  2. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    mine was actaully doing that AFTER i got it rebuilt. It was just that something (i forgot) was screwed in too far and the seal wasn't sealing it all the way.
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    After checking to see if everything is tight, if it's leaking from a seal, I would suggest trying some of that power steering/ stop leak stuff.

    I used to think it was hokey, but seeing what silicone spray did to a hydraulic jack that leaked, I'm a believer that if it's just hardened seals, a bottle of that stuff (or maybe a couple depending on how much you need to replenish before the contents start to make a difference) may work wonders for you. Definitely worth a shot in my opinion.
     

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