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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 09, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Power steering gear rebuild

Is it difficult the rebuild a power steering gear out of a 67 camaro, or does anyone out there no a good rebuilder in the northern Illionios or southern Wisconsin. Mine steers fine but is developing a leak and i figured since i have the engine out i might as well rebuild it. Any help would be much appreaciated.
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Re: Power steering gear rebuild

I rebuilt a F**d steering box once, refused to do it a second time. Lots of teflon sealing rings in that one and I don't know a good way to put them in with out stretching them and then how do you shrink them back. Now the external leaks are fairly easy to fix.

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Re: Power steering gear rebuild

I would switch to a good faster ratio stiff feel box. Are you happy with your current box?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 09, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Power steering gear rebuild

I have no complaints on the existing box i have,it steers easy goes down the road straight except for the small leak it is developing where the rag joint shaft goes in. I am leary to change because i dont want my headers not to fit. Dynatech said it would only fit with the stock one in there.
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Re: Power steering gear rebuild

The later boxes are the same shape.
Your top seal can be easily replaced. Get a seal kit for the top and they usually come with instructions, or I can help you through it. You just unscrew the top plug, inside it, there is a snap ring you remove, then press in a new seal and replace.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 09, 04:44 PM
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Re: Power steering gear rebuild

David and Jeff are correct.
You can easily change the leaking input and output shaft seals. You do not want to disassemble and rebuild the box! I will rebuild just about anything and really struggled with the steering box.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 09, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info guy's. David i will PM if i have any trouble or if i decide to replace it what is a good one to use. Tahnks again Mike
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