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2001 dodge pickup steering box lower seal leak

Hello,how does the lower seal come out.I have the pitman arm off but do not see the snap ring,does it come out from the top.

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    Ajustable cap screw on top of steering box is leaking. Is there a seal or something in there?

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Hi,
there is a dust shield first.poke a hole in and with a little hook pull it out first.

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