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#1 TroyStarion

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 09:34 PM

Power steering box started leaking out of nowhere right at the the top. Checked the FSM but no real useful info on what to do. Can you guys give me any advice?

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#2 croquest87

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 09:40 PM

Only one right way to fix it. Re build it or send it out for rebuild.

Seals are shot its only gonna get worse

Edited by croquest87, 28 June 2019 - 09:44 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2019 - 09:46 PM

Rebuield it ,,,seals are worn out  inside of unit.............don't loose the 26 balls in side .....................
KEV wrote a post  on how to do it ,,,check it out before u start doing it ..................make sure u use ATF not power steering fluid ,,,,,,,,,power steering fluid eats the seals on these cars...............

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#4 TroyStarion

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 07:15 AM

Just what I needed. I just got it from the junkyard after Summit lost my core to find the "new" one leaks too. Car really doesn't wanna drive...
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Posted 29 June 2019 - 02:17 PM

They all leak.  I paid $250 for a reman on eBay.   It leaked badly from Pittman arm from day one.  



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Posted 29 June 2019 - 03:31 PM

View PostPreludedude, on 29 June 2019 - 02:17 PM, said:

They all leak.  I paid $250 for a reman on eBay.   It leaked badly from Pittman arm from day one.  

Atleast it doesn't leak when it's not driven lol.
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Posted 29 June 2019 - 04:20 PM

I bought one on Ebay  and it works great 3 years ego so it's a hit or miss kinda deal

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 09:30 PM

Funny... mine just started puking 3 days ago..

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:40 AM

Fixed mine by simply adding an oring to that top screw. Been good for years now
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Posted 30 June 2019 - 09:37 AM

View Postpcristquester, on 30 June 2019 - 08:40 AM, said:

Fixed mine by simply adding an oring to that top screw. Been good for years now

Where exactly did you add that o-ring? I really just want this to be a quick fix.

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 12:37 PM

Pretty sure I took out that top screw and placed the oring between box and the screws lock nut
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Posted 30 June 2019 - 09:13 PM

There is a seal between the box and the locking nut.  Most I've seen is a washer with an o-ring built in.  Removing that nut and adding an o-ring should seal it up.  Don't turn the screw.  It's a tension adjustment for the output shaft.  If it turns a little it wont hurt the box but put it back where it was.
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Posted 30 June 2019 - 09:22 PM

FIXED

Took the lock nut off and cleaned the threads on both the nut and the screw with carb clean. I used thread lock (red stuff) on both the threads of the nut and the screw. Sealed it right up after about 30 minutes. Took it on two 20 minute drives so far and not a sign of a leak.
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Posted 30 June 2019 - 09:24 PM

View Postucw458, on 30 June 2019 - 09:13 PM, said:

There is a seal between the box and the locking nut.  Most I've seen is a washer with an o-ring built in.  Removing that nut and adding an o-ring should seal it up.  Don't turn the screw.  It's a tension adjustment for the output shaft.  If it turns a little it wont hurt the box but put it back where it was.

Good thing I put it back in it's place then...
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