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Old 01-17-2013, 06:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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stearing gear box install tips

morning yall

my new stearing gear box and fluidamper came in yesterday i am looking for tips and advice on the best way to get the old one out (with pitman arm still attatched). dose it come out the top, bottom, or side? do i have to take off the inner fender well to get it out any thing elts i need to remove to get it out

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just changed mine on my burb, pretty straight forward slide the plastic cover up the column unbolt column unbolt pitman arm at center link and undo the bolts that hold box on, it helps if you pop the idler arm loose at the center link and remove lines, lock your column with the ignition switch so it doesn't spin around and mess up the clock spring for the horn and air bag, the column only goes back on one way. The box will drop out with the pitman arm on it,replace the outings on the lines and re install


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Old 01-17-2013, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Carefull of the lines, they tend to strip fairly easily, mainly when threading them back in. Just take care not to crossthread them going back in.

what brand of steering box did you get?

edit: This is also a great time to put in a Jeep XJ steering shaft and do away with the rag joint, although it is easy to do whenever.
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thanks guys for the tips it dosent sount like a big deal
4thesporty yea i was thing about replacing the lines from the gearbox but there are 2 lines coming off it and i can only find one of the lines online all i can find is 1 hydro to gear 1 hydro to pump and 1 hydo to pump return line so i am kinda lost on that

the gear box is a lares part # 1417 that i got from rock auto its a lot smaller than i was expecting

lol i would love to swap the steering shaft but arnt those like $300 and ware would i find them at ?

i want to do my harmonic ballancer this weekend to but i cant figure out what size socket i need to unbolt the hb from the crank and i dont know exactly what size bolt i need and how long to make a hb installer

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sunpro egt, boost, and water temp gauge
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I wasn't saying you need to replace the lines on the box, just be carefull when you screw them back into the new box, make sure not to crossthread them...it's pretty easy to.

I picked up my XJ shaft from the junkyard for $10. I had to pull a couple of them to find one with no slop in the ujoint. It takes about 10 minutes to pull, even less if the engine is already gone.

HB removal and install
Though not a fluiddampner, maybe this will help.
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Carefull of the lines, they tend to strip fairly easily, mainly when threading them back in. Just take care not to crossthread them going back in.
* 4,ask PrivatePilot myself and WhiteK2500 about the hours it took to hold your mouth right and bite your tongue "just so" when a line felt it could only be reinstalled cross threaded-and what it takes to get it back to straight and tight.
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thanks 4thesporty that helped alot
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spring helpers on the rear torsion bars turned up
32" cooper discoverer stt
purolator fuel, and air filter, amsoil oil and oil filter
sunpro egt, boost, and water temp gauge
aftermarket folding extension mirrors
4" dymond eye turbo back exhaust with 2.5" crossover
blacked out headlights with 10k hid
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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well i started tarring the truck apart last night went OK the lower fan shroud bolts are so rusted that i have to ether cut the bolts off or cut the plastic to get it off i have to go get an 18 mm line wrench to get the steering lines off the gear box because the set of wrenches i bought yesterday dose not have a 18 mm and putting a stick shift in gear with the parking brake on don't seem to be enough to get the hb bolt off im probably going to replace the rag joint on the steering shaft as its right in front of my face threatening me that it will break if i don't replace it
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nv 4500 5 speed(just rebuilt 300 mi ago) with 3.42 rear end 4x4
84-94 jeep steering shaft
spring helpers on the rear torsion bars turned up
32" cooper discoverer stt
purolator fuel, and air filter, amsoil oil and oil filter
sunpro egt, boost, and water temp gauge
aftermarket folding extension mirrors
4" dymond eye turbo back exhaust with 2.5" crossover
blacked out headlights with 10k hid
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7'6" fisher strait blade snow plow painted cat yellow <-- for sale

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