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Old August 17th, 2009, 06:05 PM
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NAS D90 steering gearbox leak

My steering gearbox is leaking out of the very front - the part that is very hard to see because it is very close to the breakfast area. Using a mirror I can see what looks like a huge allen key hole. Does anyone know if this can be tightened? The leak is pretty bad.

It's a remanufactured unit if it matters, and I"ve been very happy with it until now.

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Old August 17th, 2009, 06:51 PM
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There are two things at the top. One is a bleed Nipple. And it should be tight. The other is an Allen key that is for adjusting the box. There should be a nut to tighten around the key but unless you need to adjust the box don't move the adjustment skrew.

Try to tighten hoses to the pump and resivior... Worth a shot.

Are you sure it is not leaking from the bottom seals? If so try the Lucas stop leak.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 08:09 PM
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No not on top. If looking at the vehicle through the front grill with x-ray vision, you'd see the very front of the gearbox. It's about 3 inches round with a ?6? sided indentation in it. It's leaking out of that end.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 07:28 AM
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Old August 18th, 2009, 08:18 AM
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Time for a box chuckles. For the first time in a year my steering system is holding fluid-been here done this. Reman box (scored @ Crazy Rays) & new pump. Crazy rays gets $40 for a steering box. Is it bad enough to impact your departure for Vermont ?
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It can be tightened. I forget if the crap flies out if you undo it to somehow reseal it though.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 05:20 PM
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IIRC this was a recent-ish purchase from a place I recommended. I would call them if you haven't already.


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My steering gearbox is leaking out of the very front - the part that is very hard to see because it is very close to the breakfast area. Using a mirror I can see what looks like a huge allen key hole. Does anyone know if this can be tightened? The leak is pretty bad.

It's a remanufactured unit if it matters, and I"ve been very happy with it until now.

charles
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Old August 19th, 2009, 09:44 AM
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Can you see it on this?
Yes that's it. Can this be tightened?

No impact on departure other than a quick powerwash to verify the location of the leak, a longing gaze at Janey, and throwing a bottle of ATF and a rag next to the break booster.
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