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post #1 of 6 Old 01-14-2008, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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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!

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-14-2008, 07:53 PM
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I would try fixing the hose first. The foaming is probably caused by the air getting into the system from the leak.

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Thx slacker.
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-16-2008, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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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!
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-16-2008, 11:53 PM
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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..

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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..
What he said, I spun the nuts inside the frame and had to cut an access hole and reweld them back in.

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