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Unread 04-13-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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Steering gearbox replacement

Anyone having any good pointers for taking gearbox out/in? Its a 95 yj with power steering. I see the hoses and the steering shaft bolt, but they all look kinda hard to get to and turn. I have a clymer manual, but it doesn't go into details. Just says unbolt, catch oil and bolt back in, fill, burp and test.

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Unread 04-13-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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I take the hoses loose on the other ends, then pull the box with the hoses attached when possible. Make sure to mark or photograph the lines at the box before loosening or removing. This will allow you to tighten them up prior to bolting the new box in.

When burping, my FSM was very clear about NOT turning the steering. It directed the installer to allow it to idle for quite a few minutes before ever touching the steering wheel. I can't remember offhand, but I think it was at least 5 minutes.

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