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Steering Box Seal???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Poohbair, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. Poohbair

    Poohbair 1/2 ton status

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    Is there a replaceable seal around the shaft that comes out of the bottom of the steering box? I can loose a quart of fluid in a matter of hours, but the box is very tight /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif and I hate to replace it if I don't have to.
     
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    weisel 1/2 ton status

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    autozone sold me a seal for the shaft going into the box from the steering wheel. It would make sence that they sell the other seal also.
     
  3. Grim-Reaper

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    Yes and the easist way to get the old one out you don't need to take the box out.

    List of materials needed
    Output shaft seals from Autozone.
    Power steering fluid (really like the Mobile1 Synthetic)
    kids wading pool (optional)

    Park driverside tire in pool.

    Leave steering arm on box.

    Remove C-Clip that retains seals.

    Start truck up and give full left crank till you hear the pump scream and then shut off.

    Drink bear while waiting for PS fluid to quit dripping every where.

    Note Seal and spacer arangment,
    Remove steering arm.
    Install new seals.
     
  4. chosen1

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    Yes there is, It's easy to do. a GMC Truck mechanic showed me how to do it. Match mark the Pitman arm and shaft location, Remove the pitman arm, remove the retainer ring that holds in the seal, Start the truck, and steer the wheel back and forth ,lock to lock, The hydralic pressure will push out the seal . Saves alot of bad words!!! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Poohbair

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    Cool guys, thanks. I will try and pick one up today!
     

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