Need help with steering gearbox issues.
1) went to try to replace leaking pitman arm seal, removed pitman arm and cleaned all the crap out of the bottom of the box only to find no snap ring? There appears to be some sort of ridge that is holding the seals and washers in but I can find no break in it at all that would indicate some sort of snap ring the are no ears or anything. Any input here would be helpful.
2) second issue thought Okay maybe take it out to maybe get a better look or just replace it. Removed three of the four bolts. the fourth was kind of blocked by a vertical bolt that holds a bracket that the sway bay attaches to I try to remove that bolt only to get about half way and have the captured nut in the frame break. Now what do I do, when I swapped out the transmission the belly pan the captured nuts for those broke and i cut the bolts and welded new nuts into the frame frome the bottom side but with this the bracket sits tight to the frame. Help Please