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has anyone ever rebuilt a steering box. thinking about doing mine


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post #2 of 6 Old 08-13-2021, 11:21 AM
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has anyone ever rebuilt a steering box. thinking about doing mine

not hard, but make darn sure to keep the little ball bearings organized. For little parts I use a few of those magnetic trays

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has anyone ever rebuilt a steering box. thinking about doing mine

not hard, but make darn sure to keep the little ball bearings organized. For little parts I use a few of those magnetic trays
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lol ^

If its that easy then why are the reman so bad? Wait.......I know..they lost the ball bearing

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I have not done a gearbox in a long time. I will say that if you want to do one. Blow the pitman arm seal out by removing the snap rings, etc while it is still mounted on the vehicle and using steering pressure to blow the seal out. Like crank the wheel hard left to the stops. It is a PIA to get out otherwise on some boxes.

The reason some remans suck is because of wear around the spool valve and wear on the bearings or the worm channel that they run through. If the spool housing is trashed or the worm track is trashed. No bueno. Some folks have found legit replacement balls. Others fail.

Some boxes just need resealed and cleaned. Others need the trash bin or new parts not available, or to be merged with other good parts from other old boxes.

Any box that somebody tightened up by making "the adjustment" is most likely trashed.
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I have not done a gearbox in a long time. I will say that if you want to do one. Blow the pitman arm seal out by removing the snap rings, etc while it is still mounted on the vehicle and using steering pressure to blow the seal out. Like crank the wheel hard left to the stops. It is a PIA to get out otherwise on some boxes.

The reason some remans suck is because of wear around the spool valve and wear on the bearings or the worm channel that they run through. If the spool housing is trashed or the worm track is trashed. No bueno. Some folks have found legit replacement balls. Others fail.

Some boxes just need resealed and cleaned. Others need the trash bin or new parts not available, or to be merged with other good parts from other old boxes.

Any box that somebody tightened up by making "the adjustment" is most likely trashed.
right, a lot of "reman" are just a dip tank and new seals. the box on my rv has no bushing for the steering shaft, just steel on steel and a reman does not fix it. autozone box was worse than I took off. good luck with reman parts over the decades except for steering boxes and brake boosters.

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