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Unread 05-16-2003, 06:40 PM   #1
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Yet another obstacle-puddle under steering gearbox

Once again the forces of nature are working against me! 9 months ago I became the proud owner of a salvage yard steering gearbox for my 78 CJ7. Greasy and dirty, but that usually means not rusty. I recently attached my steering shaft and turned it by hand. Low and behold I return from work and open the garage door only to find a pool of fluid under the box. I checked my OEM manual and see that these seals are relaceable. I believe I found them at under part # 8134568. Does anyone have a different source and part number from Napa or Advance Auto Parts or AutoZone maybe? It looks easy to change these.

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Unread 05-17-2003, 02:39 PM   #2
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Easy being a Relative term.

It couldn't be a leaky hose connection, could it?

You might also consider trying some Lucas-Oil P/S Stop-Leak. It Actually works pretty well. I have been quite surprized.

Failing that, there is Steer & Gear (800) 253-4327.

Not sure on the P/N: but you might indeed check with NAPA, etc.
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Unread 05-17-2003, 07:37 PM   #3
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the pit man arm seal is 2 seals a snap ring and 2 flat washers jeep part number is group 10.605 part number 8134568 jeep dealers might still have them in stock if they fit till 99 the kit comes with grease in it to the hardest thing is to get the pitman arm off will need snap ring pliers and sone type of pick to get the 2 seals out
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