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post #1 of 7 Old 02-06-2006, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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steering box rebuild

I'm planning on rebuilding my original steering box from an 81 cj5 but I cant find any diagrams or rebuild tips/directions. If somebody could tell me where to go that would be greatly appreciated

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-06-2006, 06:56 PM
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I guess it could be done, but you can get a rebuilt one pretty reasonable. I think there is a core charge, but they will allow you to bring the old one in when you've got the new one installed. Rebuilding one takes about six hands - and parts are not easy to find. Seems like most guys who try to rebuild one of these wind up with their balls on the floor, so to speak.

Good Lord, this game is expensive!

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-06-2006, 07:02 PM
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Don't do it! You'll likely end up with parts all around you before you know where they all came from.
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-07-2006, 12:24 AM
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my dad and i did mine......but as mentioned......i dont think the rebuilt ones are that much a search, there used to be diagrams posted

here you go....remember, search function is your friend


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post #5 of 7 Old 02-07-2006, 11:54 AM
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Got one from Advance Auto, for '75 CJ5... rebuilt by LARES Corp. $169 plus core ($50).
I'm quite happy with it.

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post #6 of 7 Old 02-08-2006, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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I originally just wanted to learn something new about my jeep, but thanks for the advice... ill probly just pick up a rebuilt one and save the old one for later
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-08-2006, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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oh yeah, i forgot to mention its manual steering. so can it still be done without balls on the floor?
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