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Steering box, what tools are needed...and...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Paxx, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    I'm getting ready to pull my steering box off tonight, and was wondering what special tools if any am I going to need?

    Does anyone have any tips or tricks to make this easier? Anything else I should know?

    Oh and is it difficult to replace the seals in it or should I leave that to someone who knows what they are doing? (this is the reason that I need to remove the box)

    Thanks guys
    ~Max
     
  2. Paxx

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    Oh and it is basically a bone stock 78 Jimmy.

    Thnx
     
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    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    What seal is leaking? The seal at the pitman arm, or the one were the steering shaft goes into the box?
     
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    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    only tip----its heavier than it looks, and a wobble extension for the bottom rear bolt.
     
  5. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    a wrench big enough to get the pitman arm nut off...

    I dont have any that big and even my big crescent doesnt open up wide enuff... last 2 times I ended up just using a old steel c-clamp. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    j
     

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