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Old September 25th, 2017, 08:19 PM
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Need a steering box

Anyone got a good used (dry) steering box for a 90 NAS ? My 2 year old rebuilt one is leaking like a sieve.
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Old September 25th, 2017, 08:22 PM
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Grab a used D1 or RRC one.
Send what you have to Meridian in ? San Diego?
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Old September 25th, 2017, 08:52 PM
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Old September 25th, 2017, 08:55 PM
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Thanks, maybe I'll try that till I find a good used one.

------ Follow up post added September 25th, 2017 06:56 PM ------

Thanks, been looking.....

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Old September 25th, 2017, 10:08 PM
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First, make sure it is properly tightened/adjusted. If the adjustment screw is loose, it will leak from it as it will if there is too much slop in it.

Secondly, do NOT use the Lucas power steering fluid stop leak. It is made for use in systems using power steering fluid which is why it works like crap. Use Blue Devil Transmission Sealer (https://www.amazon.com/BlueDevil-Tra...ct_top?ie=UTF8 ) We use Transmission fluid and the seals are for transmission fluid. It works. There are some threads on here attesting to it...
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Old September 25th, 2017, 10:20 PM
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Great info. Thanks.


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First, make sure it is properly tightened/adjusted. If the adjustment screw is loose, it will leak from it as it will if there is too much slop in it.

Secondly, do NOT use the Lucas power steering fluid stop leak. It is made for use in systems using power steering fluid which is why it works like crap. Use Blue Devil Transmission Sealer (https://www.amazon.com/BlueDevil-Tra...ct_top?ie=UTF8 ) We use Transmission fluid and the seals are for transmission fluid. It works. There are some threads on here attesting to it...
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Old September 26th, 2017, 08:19 AM
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i have a few used boxes that are in good shape. I would refrain from saying they don't leak or are bone dry (anyone selling a used box making such a claim should be viewed with a jaundiced eye), they weep. Hell, back in the '90's when I had a brand new RRC the box was weeping a little over three years down the pike. I will say that the boxes I have won't need constant attention and do work the way they should.
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Old September 26th, 2017, 08:32 AM
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First, make sure it is properly tightened/adjusted. If the adjustment screw is loose, it will leak from it as it will if there is too much slop in it.

Secondly, do NOT use the Lucas power steering fluid stop leak. It is made for use in systems using power steering fluid which is why it works like crap. Use Blue Devil Transmission Sealer (https://www.amazon.com/BlueDevil-Tra...ct_top?ie=UTF8 ) We use Transmission fluid and the seals are for transmission fluid. It works. There are some threads on here attesting to it...
This! likely the only fluid I don't lose is power steering after adding the blue devil product.

pretty amazing results
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Old September 26th, 2017, 09:34 AM
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It works! For awhile?
I ran quarts of this stuff through Trey's 1983 110 before I got the whim to try the Blue Devil stuff in it. The only advantage to the Lucas product is it takes longer to leak out because it's thick. My rationale for trying the Blue Devil trans sealer was it needs a box now, what can it hurt ? That was what 4 years ago now and still haven't had to add fluid.

Glad its working for the rest of you. 10 yrs ago this forum used to be full of posts about leaking steering boxes. Blue Devil to the rescue.
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Old September 26th, 2017, 09:37 AM
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Guess you can go get your money back though.
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Old September 26th, 2017, 09:58 AM
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It works! For awhile?
Sounds like I need to give the Blue Devil a try.

But seriously the Lucas oil did stop the leak in my steering box probably as Douglas implied because it is so thick it can't run out but the down side to that is that the pump is working very hard until the oil is warmed up.
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Old September 26th, 2017, 11:09 AM
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I tried lucas on 3 trucks and it sucked on everyone. I love Lucas products (except the electronics) so I wanted it to work better. Doug--was it really 10 years ago that I saw your original post? Wholly hell. Well I used the Blue Devil back then in my Disco (it worked) and my RRC (it worked). And when my rebuilt box starts to leak, I will use it in that too! I did have a horrible leak in the D90's box last year and it turned out it was the adjustment screw... hence why I say check that first. I tightened that up and it stopped leaking (I have Blue Devil on my shelf though, just in case!). Thanks for the original suggestion, Uncle Doug!
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Old September 26th, 2017, 03:18 PM
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I'll try the Blue Devil and report back!
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Old September 26th, 2017, 03:21 PM
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Another +1 for Blue Devil. Stopped my leak.
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Just to be clear, are you saying to use tranny fluid in your PS box and then Blue Devil if/when it leaks or will the Blue Devil work if you are using PS fluid?
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Old September 26th, 2017, 03:57 PM
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Just to be clear, are you saying to use tranny fluid in your PS box and then Blue Devil if/when it leaks or will the Blue Devil work if you are using PS fluid?
I used the blue devil tranny stop leak and it worked.. Did not try the steering stop leak and yes there was still a bit of regular power steering fluid in the reservoir.
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Old September 26th, 2017, 04:01 PM
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Just to be clear, are you saying to use tranny fluid in your PS box and then Blue Devil if/when it leaks or will the Blue Devil work if you are using PS fluid?
You are never supposed to use PS fluid. It is designed for ATF.
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Old September 26th, 2017, 04:11 PM
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Thanks, John, I know that for a pure LR set up. My question is probably not appropriate for this thread. I had jumped to my specific set up which uses a GM pump with a LR box.
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Old September 26th, 2017, 04:28 PM
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Thanks, John, I know that for a pure LR set up. My question is probably not appropriate for this thread. I had jumped to my specific set up which uses a GM pump with a LR box.

That's a good point, factoid--- is the fluid specific for the pump or the steering box??



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Old September 26th, 2017, 04:30 PM
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Thanks, John, I know that for a pure LR set up. My question is probably not appropriate for this thread. I had jumped to my specific set up which uses a GM pump with a LR box.
same deal..it was in my LS 110.. So LR box and GM pump.
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