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A leaking steering gearbox problem

A leaking steering gearbox problem

Postby Anthony Forgey » 10 Jul 2017 20:11

When I bought the vehicle it already had a leaky steering box. It seems to be getting worse.

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The steering play is good and the steering function is fine, its just leaky. I imagine there's an o ring or gasket seal under the lock ring that's knackered. Is it that simple? anyone fixed this before? tips?
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Re: A leaking steering gearbox problem

Postby Peter Connan » 11 Jul 2017 06:52

Yip, there's an o-ring.
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Looks like you can just remove the nut assembly and replace the o-ring

There should also be a copper washer there.
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Re: A leaking steering gearbox problem

Postby Anthony Forgey » 11 Jul 2017 07:05

Thanks Peter. Very useful.
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Re: A leaking steering gearbox problem

Postby Anthony Forgey » 26 Jul 2017 18:16

Problem Sorted

based on advice from steering repair shop in randburg:

1 x copper washer and some teflon tape and 5 minutes of work to fit :thumbup:
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