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Old January 14th, 2009, 07:42 PM
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Arrow steering box; top leakage..

should I replace whole steering box or is there a just like a gasket replacement kit or something to repair the leakage because its coming out of the top main part of the steering box where the bolts are..

thinking of just buying new steering box because its been messing with me even though it looks to be in pretty good condition which is why I ask about the gasket replacement kit or something of that sort..i read some earlier posts and someone put some type of a sealer on their leaky box and Im not going to go that far...or at least I dont want too...just tired of random noises and weird feelings I get while driving highway..

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Old January 14th, 2009, 07:52 PM
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From what I know most of the boxes out there are remanufactured although RDS may have them "new".

I was thinking of getting a new box myself and found this company.......http://westtexasoffroad.homestead.co...osteering.html

I have spoken with them and they say they will reman with "upgraded" parts and additionally can "port" it for hydrosteering assist.
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Find a meridian reman.
http://www.meridianautoparts.com/add.../82-00109.html
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Old January 14th, 2009, 11:35 PM
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If it is leaking from the top, it may just be that the adjustment nut is loose--this happened to me about 2 months ago--tightened it and all my worries went away...
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Yeah nothing to leak on the top other than the hose fittings (and adjuster nut).
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Old January 15th, 2009, 07:30 PM
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I would check the hose fittings on top of the box. I had one loosen up, and it created quite a mess.

I'm running a reman box from Meridian (per Ron's advice), and haven't had any problems with it. Just be prepared for a possible battle with the drop arm if you decide to swap it out.
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Has anyone tried to rebuild a box? I see the rebuild kits on RDS and fleabay and was curious.
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I had the pitman arm replaced so Im going to try and tighten everything as best as possible and see what happens. I have 70k miles on the truck so a lot of people are suggesting that I just replace the whole thing...
thanks for the reply
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Old January 18th, 2009, 02:42 AM
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leaking even after tightening...F*^% i think im just going to go with new box beause gastket replacement isnt that much cheaper and I have 70k on the the truck so a new one wouldnt hurt...if i could get a deal..
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