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post #1 of 6 Old 07-27-2010, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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early cj5 steering box removal

i'm having a problem removing the steering box on a 65 cj5. any tips, tricks, or help would be appreciated. I have a manuel but it only covers later models than mine.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-27-2010, 07:21 PM
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Remove draglink that goes to the bellcrank
Remove steering wheel and turn signal assembly
Unbolt column from dash and floor
Unbolt steering box from frame and slide it down
Also the horn wire on the box if it is still there

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-16-2013, 06:42 PM
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Do you know if process will be the same on 1969 cj5 with V6 engine?
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-17-2013, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by DourRyland View Post
Do you know if process will be the same on 1969 cj5 with V6 engine?
Yes. All CJ's 71 & older use a Ross steering box which is integral with the steering column. This is assuming that it's stock. Lots of early Jeeps have steering conversions...

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-17-2013, 08:25 AM
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Soak the steering wheel splines with penetrating oil. That is the hardest part of the hole disassembly, getting the steering wheel off.

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-21-2013, 10:52 AM
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Got it out and to Precision Drive Line in Phoenix. They had it rebuilt in a couple of days. Will let you know how it works after I get it back in and drive it some.
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