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Unread 05-18-2008, 04:35 PM   #1
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Power Steering gear box is leaking at the Pitman arm shaft seal. I replaced the seals already once about 2-3 months ago.
I've done the search function to no avail, everything I find is on TJ's.
My question is this:
Any upgrades like the Durango gear box (on TJ'S) that can replace the OEM steering box without breaking the bank.
I really dont want to replace the seals again, the first seal kit didn't last but 2 months or so which indicates other potential problems.
The Jeep has 184,000 miles on it and very little to no slop or play in th steering.
Any advice from the professionals would be appreciated.

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Unread 05-19-2008, 02:32 PM   #2
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It is hard to believe this many people have looked and read this post and no responses. I would think this would be an easy answer for those who know more than I do about Steering gear boxes. Come on folks, some of you have completely rebuilt your buggies from the ground up, share some of your knowledge please. It would be appreciated by more folks than just me. Ive learned a ton just reading responses to other questions.

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Unread 05-19-2008, 03:02 PM   #3
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Kevin--I read your post but have no knowledge or experience on this subject. It is quite likely that the 72 others who have read this to date also don't have anything to offer. Likely someone will chime in at some point if the right forum subscriber comes across your question and has experience. Good luck to you in this endeavor.
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yes I'm a some guy and have always put gasket sealer on my surfaces before mating
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You should go to Pirate. I hear they are real smart over there. You'd fit right in.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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I have never resealed a P/S Gearbox but if you are going through seals that quick why don't you just get a reman P/S gearbox from the auto parts store? At least then you can get a warranty
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Unread 05-19-2008, 04:08 PM   #5
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Well hopefully I can be of some help since I've rebuilt a few boxes in my day.
First question how did the surface of the shaft look?
Any pits or a groove where the seal sits?
If it's not pitted or at least not bad you can clean it up with some fine emery cloth.
If there is a groove in the shaft you can install the seal a little lower or higher in the housing so the seal contacts a different spot.

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It is hard to believe this many people have looked and read this post and no responses. I would think this would be an easy answer for those who know more than I do about Steering gear boxes. Come on folks, some of you have completely rebuilt your buggies from the ground up, share some of your knowledge please. It would be appreciated by more folks than just me. Ive learned a ton just reading responses to other questions.

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Unread 05-19-2008, 04:59 PM   #6
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just get a new box... those seal kits seem to not last in abusive terrain.
tommy lee has a nice steering box.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 08:01 PM   #7
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Thank you everyone for your responses to the OP.
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