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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 08, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
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Top of steering box leaking/rag joint soaked

I cant really see where its leaking but the rag joint is soaked so I assume the top of the box is leaking. Can the seal be replaced with the box in the car by pulling the steering column from the rag joint or do I have to take out the box? I pretty much have the interior gutted so I would think it would be easy to move the column a bit?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 08, 05:47 AM
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Re: Top of steering box leaking/rag joint soaked

Before you start pulling parts out , clean everything silly drive a little the look for its origin. the master is above the joint, any brake problems by chance.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 08, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Top of steering box leaking/rag joint soaked

No, its definately steering fluid. Everything is dry except around the rag joint and the floor. Brakes are fine.
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Re: Top of steering box leaking/rag joint soaked

I dont think that top gasket would be to bad to make with a peice of gasket material. Sounds like you have a weekend project.
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Re: Top of steering box leaking/rag joint soaked

well, fluid doesn't travel up hill. So for power steering fluid to get up and onto the rag joint it must be squirting out somewhere. Have some one else turn the wheel from lock to lock with the engine running and see if you can spot the leak
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