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I have some freeplay in the steering wheel and was thinking maybe it's the dogbone but then I was looking at the pitman arm I see some power steering fluid seeping out. Looks like a bad seal in the gearbox. Would replacing the seal help or should I get a junkyard box for $85? I can get a reman'd gearbox for $231 + $100 core.
 

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junkyard around my area quoted me $250 for the one on the shelf. my buddy will let me have one for $40 if i pull it myself. I say replace the whole box. I'll be replacing mine when i do my lift.
 

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Well, my mechanic buddy looked at my box. There's wear in the worm gear and a leaking seal. Probably will go with reman box for $230 unless a junkyard $100 one sounds like it's worth the risk.
 

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Check your center link and TREs, the center link will give you the most slop in the wheel as well as a bang when you hit bumps. The center link and the TREs can all be purchased at NAPA for a resonable amount.
 

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Check your center link and TREs, the center link will give you the most slop in the wheel as well as a bang when you hit bumps. The center link and the TREs can all be purchased at NAPA for a resonable amount.
 

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im leaking power stearing fluid, can i just keep filling it up or is my box on the way out and needs to be replaced?
 

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I can feel the gears are worn in the box. I grabbed the pitman arm while my friend turned the wheel and you can feel the worm gears are worn.
 

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my steering feels ok, it just leaks a little
 

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Yea the leak is just the begining, even if you keep it full it will fail. Mine has been leaking for 100,000 miles and now it is starting to fail and I keep it full. Steering starts to get stiff then it progresses to being a little jerky at slow rpms.
 

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Well,drove out to a little junkyard out in the country and got a 2003 steering box w/ 48K for $50. Now to schedule time to do the job
 
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