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Unread 05-12-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Steering box rebuild

My steering box is leaking really badly, so I need to at least replace the seals and/or rebuild.

Where's a good place to get a good rebuild kit for it?
btw, its an 82 CJ7 with power steering

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Unread 05-12-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
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I just put a rebuilt unit in mine for $140 from O'reily, quadratec.com has a rebuild kit for $75 plus shipping.
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Unread 05-12-2010, 11:46 AM   #3
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Was this kit difficult to install?
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Unread 05-12-2010, 01:04 PM   #4
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From what I have heard in the past, Steering boxes are more of a PITA then anything. I have heard it would be worth your while to buy a rebuilt one as rebuilding one yourself is rather difficult.

Good luck if you attempt
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Unread 05-16-2010, 03:55 AM   #5
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im rebuilding mine right now with the quadratec kit. Not to complicated but very messy. One complaint about the rebuild kit is the bushing was to long. Rather than complain and wait im having a guy at work turn it down for me. Then ill have to get the two broken bolts out of my frame and a new tie rod end and i hope to have fixed my half a turn of nothing! Some sand paper and cheap paint to make it look better by my new bumper. I did pull a tard move and didnt mark the pitman arm with the shaft before i seperated it. Any suggestions? Im hoping it should be easy enough to figure out once i get it mounted back up.
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Unread 05-16-2010, 05:26 AM   #6
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Who do you recommend buying a rebuild from.
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Unread 05-16-2010, 06:45 AM   #7
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If the box is in good working order but just leaks, replace the seals. I only needed to replace the output seal and have no more puddles (from the steering box, that is).
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Unread 05-16-2010, 08:02 PM   #8
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Who do you recommend buying a rebuild from.
The kits are around 30 bucks from Rock Auto dot com.
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Unread 05-16-2010, 08:46 PM   #9
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RockAuto Parts Catalog

they have great $$ for the parts
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Unread 05-17-2010, 01:09 PM   #10
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i didnt realize that this was for power steering. Mine is manual rebuild kit.
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