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1986 nissan pick up leaks out of sterring box


check to see if the leak is at the shaft that the pitman shaft attaches to. if it is the pitman shaft seal will need replacing. if its leaking out the input shaft, the part that attaches to the steering column, then this seal will have to be replaced. check the power steering hoses closely for cuts and leaks. you may have to wash the area to remove the oil to find the leak.

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I have a leak in my steering gear on my 2003 chevy silverado


Steering Rack --you replace,they are not serviced for seal leaks

Steering Box--- I doubt you have --comes out & be worked on
The pitman nut & arm comes off & you replace the sector
shaft seal at the bottom

Dec 01, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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How to install a pitman arm on a 1984 chevy 4x4 blazer


It's an easy but physically demanding if you do not have a pneumatic set of tools. The specialty tools you will first have to get your hands on are a Tie Rod remover. otherwise know as a (pickle fork). There are two sizes of these large for ball joint removal and small for Tie rod removal. Looks like a big 2 pronged fork. The next Tool is a Pitman arm remover. Usually you can rent or barrow them from your local auto parts store. Drive your blazer up on to a set of repair ramps. Block the rear tires.The bolt to the center link from the pitman arm has a crown nut on it with a cotter pin going threw it. Remove the cotter pin.and remove the crown nut. Then with the Pickle fork and a 5 lb. sledge hammer. place the pickle fork between the center link and the pitman arm bolt. Give the end of the Pickle fork as many good blows on the other end as it takes for the center link to release from the pitman arm. Once that is done take a break I know you'll need it. Next is the Pitman arm to the steering gear shaft. Hope you can get your hands on a good breaker bar or an impact wrench and a socket large enough for the steering gear shaft nut. Remove the nut. Then place the Pitman arm removal tool between the pitman arm and the steering gear housing. Start tightening the threaded rod the remover up against the shaft. It is hard as hell to remove because pitman arms rarely go bad. It's usually the center link that fails.It will take a lot of strength to remove and you may want to use a little penetrating lube on it. Once you get that off you may want to replace the steering gear shaft seal as well. Otherwise just reverse the removal steps. The shaft is notched and so is the pitman are make sure they line up. then Torque to spec.s If you plan on keeping the blazer get a repair manual from your auto parts store. It will help you put a great deal.

Jul 24, 2012 | 1994 Chevrolet K1500

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93 crown vic steering gear leaking


The bubbling is just the air being removed by fluid, no problem. the foaming is just the pump action, no problem. As for the leakage, remove the pitman arm and replace the seal on shaft the pitman arm is bolted to. If you still have leakage, replace the seal in the top of the box where the column bolts to the box for it's just running down the box and looking like the leak is from the bottom seal.

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How do you replace pitman arm shaft seals?


Remove the pitman arm, remove the lock ring in the steering sector, and then remove the washer and seal or seals (some units have 2 seals). Sometimes the old seals and washers are tough to get out. The new seals etc. usually go in pretty easy. It's a messy job because fluid runs all over once the seal is out.

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How do I replace the lower seal in a f-350 steering box?


Remove pitman arm, with pitman arm puller, look up around shaft, will be a snap ring, remove ring. there will be a dust cover remove it, will be a metle washer remove, the seal will be under that washer. the new kit will have picture's of all part's that you remove.

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How to replace a pitman arm seal on a lincoln town car signature series


I have not had much luck replacing seals on those.. the pitman shaft gets a score line in it and starts leaking even with a new seal in a short time. Try finding a used steering box for it and check for signs of a leak before you put it on.. You will save yourself some frustration in the long run.

Jul 28, 2010 | 1994 Lincoln Town Car

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In order to remove the P/S Gear Pitman Shaft Lower Seal where the Pitman arm is attached on a 1995 chevy G10 van , can the seal be removed from the outside by just removing the Pitman arm or does the gear...


Once you have the arm removed (use a puller made for that) You need to remove the c clip retainer. Many times you can loosely install the arm, put it back on the ground and with a catch pan under it, just quickly turn the wheel and pressure will drive the seals out. If that does not work, you can use long self tapping screws and put one into each side of the seal and pull it free. Most i've seen always have two seals separated by a steel flat washer. To re-install, you need to carefully drive the seal back in using a piece of pipe or anything that fits and does not damage it. I have special tools I made long ago to do that but the trick is to be careful not to get the seal too far in on any one side and to not damage it in any way. Likely someone makes an install tool. Make note of the order of the seals as you remove them and make a reference mark on the arm and shaft so you can get back together the same way it was.

Jun 25, 2010 | 1995 Chevrolet K1500

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Replace bottom o ring on power steering box on a 1979 trans am


I'm guessing that you mean the oil seal at the pitman arm, where the stering connects, since this is the seal that usually goes bad. You need a pitman arm puller to remove the pitman arm. It is a specialized tool and not easily substituted for so try to borrow or rent one. With the pitman arm off there is a snap ring that has to come out. Once that's out get an empty drain pan and put it under the box. Start the engine and turn the wheel hard to the right, all the way. This should blow the seals out. With the seals out shut it off. In your pan should be a dust shield, a washer and the oil seal.
If you have to go in there with a pick BE CAREFUL not to scratch the steering shaft. If you scratch it, go buy a used steering box.
BEFORE you put the new seal in, get some emery cloth and clean up the rust and grime from the steering shaft and the inside of the box up to the snap ring. Make sure both are smooth and clean. This is critical because the seal can be torn or scratched or bent and won't seal properly and you can do it again. Tap the new seal in with a big socket that is the same size until it seats in the box, replace the washer and dust shield and snap ring. Turn the wheel until the pitman arm slides back on. It will only go on in one position. Tighten it to 185 ft-lbs if you have a torque wrench. If not use a strong arm and tighten until you can't turn it any more. Fill the steering pump and try it out. This should work.
Keep in mind that over time, believe it or not, that rubber ring will wear grooves in the steering shaft and you may have to change it anyway if it starts leaking again in the future. Hope this helps.

Jan 19, 2010 | 1979 Pontiac Firebird

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Steering box leaking


take big nut off that holds pitman arm to it ,use pitman arm puller to pull off pitman arm. I would get a rebuilt unit ,my luck is that the shaft is so foofed that the new seal wont seal it either. also that shaft that connects to the pitman arm probably moves side toside, so the bushings inside are shot. remember this thing is OLD

Apr 24, 2009 | Ford Ranger Cars & Trucks

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