Originally Posted by Loganwolf
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.
If you can do it yourself, then it is absoultely worth doing. If you are lucky the seal wore out which isn't terribly uncommon. If you aren't as lucky, the pitman shaft has started rusting and that is what tore the seal. Just be sure the shaft is clean and smooth where the seal rides. A little emory cloth should help if it has started corroding.