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what do i need to know to swap a steering box?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by boggerless, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. boggerless

    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    mine leaks at the rag joint so i took one off a truck in my dads back yard.is there anything i should know?pitman arm location and stuff. thanks :D
     
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    I replaced the seal in mine there , pretty easy if you wanted to go that route .

    Are you running crossover or not ?

    If not the 4wd box pitman arm is easy , it only bolts on one way , so you center the box , and bolt it on .

    Just beware that around late 79 they changed the fittings , to an o-ring style , like a/c hoses .
     
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    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    its a two wheel drive box.no cross over YET. :D what up PAUL?are the boxes different?and you said the seal was easy to change ?!?! :D talk to me big daddy.
     
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    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    re-reading your post,it is an 80 chevy 1/2 ton 2 wheel drive. :rolleyes: it better work. :mad: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    I dont have any personal experience with this.. but from what ive heard its a beoch to convert the new style fittings to the old... and most people just swap the sector shafts if this happens to them.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    No crossover , but using a 2wd box = transfering your sector shaft OR finding a flatter pitman arm for teh 2wd box .

    The seal was super easy . There is an exploded view floating around this forum somewhere , or I can shoot you one tonight :D
     
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    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    that would be the more betterest,subject change--if you saw TAYLOR now you wou think you were in another city.way built up.anyway the box looks the same except the short pitman arm.
     
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    thanks ,bro it all looks the same so i hope its good.i guess thats what happens when it sits.things leak.other than that JR is baaaad asss. :D
     
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    pauly howdy i need that diagram badly if you could that would be excellent, as my box is leaking at the rag joint too,

    thanks!!
     
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    no it is actually simple, swap the fitting in the back of the pump with the other, and the hoses, or at least the hi presure one, and the metal part of the low side line

    been through this a million times


    79 was last of the flare fittings

    80 started the new o ring type fittings

    easy swap
     

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