Steering Box woes
I had the pleasure of having my power steering fluid piss all over my axle the other night. I refilled the pump to trace the leak and it seams that the fluid is foaming and purging thru the hole in the cap as well as leaking from the fitting on top of the steering box. I'm not looking to pour honey leak fix in there. But is this enuf damage to warrant an new steering box or just new hoses flared to fittings? Not sure and I didn't want to pull it with a snow storm on the way. Sorry no pics... Anyone ever have this issue? Advice welcomed!
I would try fixing the hose first. The foaming is probably caused by the air getting into the system from the leak.
'81 CJ5, efi 302, AX-15 5 spd, On Board Air, wrangler spring conversion, Astro van Hydro Brakes.
Soon: Custom cut Dana 44 front, wide trac solid axle amc 20 rear, SOA,
I'm gonna drop the steering box off the frame and replace the bracket with the aftermarket beefed up version as I am running 35's. At least then I can get a wrench on the fittings to fix the leaks. Its so tight in there!
Start with the PB blaster now..Ya dont wanna beak off that captured nut in the frame..That would be a can of worms ya wanna avoid..
1980 cj7 258 weber,5'' of lift,33'' boggers,lincoln locked,lockright and a snorkle...Khaki Jeep Club member No. 1
1984 cj8 350 on 35's..the wifes
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1980 CJ-7 with a AMC 401, RE 4.5" Lift, 4-1 Dana 300, Holley TBI Projection, 35" Goodyear MTR's
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