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post #16 of 34 Old 11-03-2009, 11:37 AM
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Could someone inform me on the purpose of that valve looking thing that runs up the middle of the steering box? I thinks its aluminum and looks kinda like an intake or exhaust valve. Long story short, but i broke my old one (it popped out the bottom, i think half of it is still up there) and need to replace it. I have a new one but not sure how to go about replacing it. Also, what holds it up in there? Is there a c-clip on the end or something? I know this is really vague but hopefully someone can help me out

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post #17 of 34 Old 11-03-2009, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, thats just a guide for running the horn wire through. Just tap the hole and put a plug in it is you arn't running a horn through the horn button in the middle of the steering wheel.

To put a new one in, all you need to so is single flare some copper tubing (or steel) and slide it up the hole. then take a tapered punch and crimp/wedge it in.

hope this helps.

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post #18 of 34 Old 11-04-2009, 08:31 AM
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Hey I appreciate it, that does help. I will probably just put a cap in it like you said
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post #19 of 34 Old 11-04-2009, 02:16 PM
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Just out of curiosity, what's different about the '64-71 Ross boxes?
To my knowledge there are two boxes. A 4 cylinder and a V6 box. The sector shafts are larger on the V6 model. Perhaps the fact the V6 was offered from 65 to 71 makes the difference.
On another note, many times you need to ream the sector shaft bushings in order for the shaft to properly fit.
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post #20 of 34 Old 09-21-2010, 12:49 PM
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anyone know the torque specs for the nut holding the pitman arm to the sector shaft? I can't get mine back on all the way...

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post #21 of 34 Old 09-21-2010, 02:25 PM
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Just out of curiosity, what's different about the '64-71 Ross boxes?
The CJ's up to 71 used the same style box-I rebuilt mine a few years ago. IIRC the 6 cyl Jeeps used a little bit larger components, but it's the same design.
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post #22 of 34 Old 09-25-2010, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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That "pitman" nut....well lets just say as tight as you can get it is the torque spec. i'm sure there is an exact number, but a 24 inch beaker bar and chocking the wheels and trying with all my might tightening it I deaned tight enough. Or a 1/2 inch impact on it would do the trick as well.

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post #23 of 34 Old 08-07-2013, 08:44 AM
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So this thread is old but just to help anyone out using it.....
You can turn your steering wheel all the way to the right, remove the top three bolts on the gearbox, remove the drag bolt, un-bolt the steering shaft from under the dash, and then turn the entire column left while pulling up...just in-case you don't want to lift the front or remove the steering wheel. (this will remove everything as one unit leaving the gearbox on the frame)
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post #24 of 34 Old 11-22-2013, 02:55 PM
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did anyone just change the Sector Shaft



I have about 3 " of play in L+R im really new to the willy scene and I love this thing!!!

here is a pic

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removing sector shaft in ross steering box

Hi
Liked your step by step on Ross box rebuild. I want to replace sector shaft ONLY, without removing box from vehicle. Started but can't remove sector shaft from
steering gear arm, even using 2 point puller. Any idea whats holding it in?
thank.
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Hi
Liked your step by step on Ross box rebuild. I want to replace sector shaft ONLY, without removing box from vehicle. Started but can't remove sector shaft from
steering gear arm, even using 2 point puller. Any idea whats holding it in?
thank.
JIm

Did you un-thread the bolt/cap at the end of shaft, it wont release until you do this.
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Ross box rebuild ; removing sector shaft while box is in vehicle

Yup of course...removed shaft nut.
This is in a 49 Jeepster and don't want to remove steering column, so all i want to do is replace sector shaft ONLY, keeping the Ross box in vehicle. There is room to do this as far as working space.
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A picture of the issue would be best, not sure I'm understanding whats stuck...
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post #29 of 34 Old 03-31-2014, 02:28 PM
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removing sector shaft from Ross box - shaft won't come out

Trying to replace sector shaft in Ross box (1947 - 1950 Willys) no matter how I try, steering gear arm will not come off sector shaft. Nut removed, used WD40, used 2 point puller, used hammer...nothing gets it off ???

hard to get a photo but if u have Willys Mechanics manual 1948, see page P-4, illustration Fig P-4, #12 steering arm. It won't come off sector shaft(#15).
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Ross box - arm stuck issue - photo coming

photo coming in few minutes
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