98 Steering Gearbox Leak
I have a slight power steering leak around the pitman arm shaft on the gearbox. I bought a replacement seal kit from advance auto parts but I was wondering if this is worth doing? I have read that the 98 durango gearbox is a great upgrade but money is a little tight and the seal kit was only like $9 vs $164 for the new durango with snow plow box. This is not a serious leak but I am the kind of person that if I fix it once I do not want it popping up again anytime soon. So the question I have is if I replace the seal what is the chances of it leaking again soon. Also keep in mind that I have 31s on my Jeep so I am not that far over the factory tire size.
i upgraded to the durango steering box and absolutely love it....the factory gear box barely leaked on mine with 31s on it and when i upgraded the suspension and tires to 33s it finally gave out....i just always kept a bottle of power steering fluid in my jeep till i saved up for the swap.
Originally Posted by Loganwolf View Post
Ok thanks everyone. I don't think I am going to really worry about it because it has been leaking for a few months now but I have yet to have to add power steering fluid in the system. It is a really slow leak that or something else is leaking near the steering box. I am planning on replacing the steering box at some point with the durango box because at some point I want to put bigger tires on the jeep.
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