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Username Post: Leaking steering gear box        (Topic#357978)
Old Blue 1986 
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Reg: 09-03-19
09-08-19 06:15 PM - Post#2775080    

Hey everyone. The power steering gear box on my '86 is leaking fluid from the seal where it hooks up to the steering wheel. Should I attempt to find a replacement seal and repair this myself or start looking for a reman unit? My Chevy is just a young pup and barely broken in at a paltry 248,000 miles so what say? Fix it or pull it?



 
gchemist 
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Loc: Austin, TX 78748
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09-09-19 06:16 AM - Post#2775124    
    In response to Old Blue 1986

Welcome to the site Old Blue 1986. Send me a private message or email me. I'll send you a PDF file on how to breakdown the steering box. A rebuild kit should be available. How expensive are new or rebuilt units? I've never replaced one.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
Bow Tie Guy 
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Reg: 09-18-19
09-18-19 08:33 PM - Post#2775855    
    In response to Old Blue 1986

You can get a input shaft reseal kit from NAPA for around $20. I did mine earlier this year. You don't even have to remove the gearbox. you can do it from inside the inner fender with the wheel removed. It was fairly straightforward and the kit comes with a exploded diagram. There's what I will call a lock ring that has to be removed and I counted the revolutions taking it off but I couldn't get it to go that many back on so I tightened the hell out of it and then backed off some. It's probably not right but it works fine and it doesn't leak anymore. You should give it a shot.



 
gchemist 
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gchemist
Loc: Austin, TX 78748
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09-19-19 04:24 AM - Post#2775866    
    In response to Bow Tie Guy

Welcome to the site Bow Tie Guy. Thanks for sharing repair information. Someday, I may need to do mine. Old Blue 86 has diagrams from a factory manual. Knowing kits are available will help. Do know the part number? Which steering box model did you fix?

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
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