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Unread 09-02-2007, 08:38 AM   #1
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How do you pack a steering knuckle with grease?

I'm waiting until it's too cold to ride to do some of the more major repairs on my Jeep, so, in the meantime, I need to lubricate heavily.

My steering knuckle (at the bottom of my steering shaft) leaks something onto the ground pretty consistently. Ultimately, I want to pull the entire assembly and repair it, but, for now, I just want to make sure it's got plenty of lubricant.

Where do I add lubricant and what type? Haynes punts saying go to a professional... wimply.

I can post pics if necessary, but I just want to keep it running until I can rebuild completely.

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Unread 09-02-2007, 02:42 PM   #2
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Knucklehead?
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Unread 09-02-2007, 02:57 PM   #3
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So your steering box is leaking?
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Unread 09-02-2007, 03:05 PM   #4
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Where exactly are you talking about? Is it the bell shaped assembly at the end of the steering shaft that attaches to your steering gearbox? Or are you talking about the gearbox itself?
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Unread 09-02-2007, 03:11 PM   #5
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Hmm, I didn't know there were two different things down there. All I know is that there's something pooled at the bottom of my steering shaft every day.

Is there more than one place on the shaft/assemblies that that could be coming from? I'll take pictures if needed.
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Unread 09-02-2007, 05:40 PM   #6
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BEtter post pics to be sure.
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Unread 09-02-2007, 08:56 PM   #7
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Post pics. Should help.
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Unread 09-03-2007, 12:01 AM   #8
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Pictures coming tomorrow.
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Unread 09-03-2007, 10:55 AM   #9
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Here are the pictures. Make sure to maximize.

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Unread 09-03-2007, 11:09 AM   #10
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That's power steering fluid, check the lines at the steering box and see if they leak or are loose. Check the line all the way to the pump, it could be running down on the box. The steering box could be leaking also, it's hard to tell with all of the power steering fluid there.
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Unread 09-03-2007, 11:18 AM   #11
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Cool... so worst case scenario I'll just keep an eye on the power steering fluid level.
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Unread 09-03-2007, 11:42 AM   #12
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Here is a link on how to rebuild the power steering box.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=570869
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Unread 09-03-2007, 05:47 PM   #13
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Thanks alot for that pirate link.
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