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Unread 11-11-2014, 06:23 PM   #1
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74 CJ5 - Steering

Working on replacing the steering shaft and updating the hoses on my power steering pump.

STEERING SHAFT:
The shaft is in pretty rough shape. It appears to be a collapsible shaft but the "u joint" type connections are looking really rough. After my last incident of my bearing ripping my axel out, I don't want another issue, so in my break down of parts, I am looking to update the steering.

I came across this shaft:
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Brakes-St...FSwSMwodOzsAcg

I have heard good things about this product and Im looking to attach it to my tilt wheel. However, Im having a hell of a time getting the shaft to disconnect from the tilt wheel, and also the power steering pump.





ADVICE on REMOVAL?


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I am also replacing the power steering hoses. After cleaning the grime off the power steering pump, I noticed a Ford emblem stamped on it. I guess it's a swap part and not Jeep factory pump.



The question remains of the high pressure power steering hose and the return hose, BOTH OF WHICH have steel fittings, how do I find the correct hoses?

Thanks Everyone. It's back into the garage tonight with the BEAST, some beer, my tools, and some ROCK.



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Unread 11-12-2014, 09:10 AM   #2
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Pressure side hose has larger fittings than the return side.

The hose with a hose clamp holding the end at the box is the return hose.
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Unread 11-12-2014, 09:41 AM   #3
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it cold welds its self .. spread the clamp , some nut buster and a BFH should do the trick ..vicegrip the shaft below the clamp and give it a whack .
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Unread 11-12-2014, 12:31 PM   #4
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I used that shaft on my 73 cj5. It is a very high quality but the splines fit VERY TIGHTLY on the gear box. so much so I had to hammer it on with a bfh. I hope i never have to take it off. And yes it was the correct spline count.
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Unread 11-13-2014, 10:23 AM   #5
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Liquid Kroil will assist too with removal.
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Unread 11-13-2014, 01:13 PM   #6
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Liquid Kroil will assist too with removal.
that is a good product!
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Unread 11-14-2014, 09:38 AM   #7
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Just picked up 2 cans of it on special for 13.50
We will see how it goes.
Damn tilt wheel connection to the steering shaft feels like its welded on there lol.
Perhaps some KROIL can coax it off.
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Unread 11-14-2014, 10:46 AM   #8
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Love Kroil,
I buy it in the small cans, find the aerosol wastes too much. The can's have a screw lid and do a fine job of using just what you need (no waste). I get mine off amazon. I find that degreasing an area where I apply it goes a long way with getting good penetration. I'd apply it 3 days in a row and let it seep in before trying to remove it again. Hope it works out for you!
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