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The power steering gear broke off of the frame in my 1989 gmc suburban 5.7L, 350 v8. How can This be repaired? cant drive truck, turning left just causes the steering gear to bend in engine compartment and leak fluid. one bolt was missing and the other one broke through the frame. Help!

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Are we talking the actual steering box broke off frame? Was it in an accident that you know of?

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Unfortunatly The Steering Gear Box MUST Be REPLACED. Ther is Not an Easy Way to Repair it.
if the Case is broke you will Have to Pay The CORE Charge Also. THERE ARE 4 BOLTS 3 Through the Frame to The Box 1 for the Steering Shaft ,AND 2 P/S PUMP LINES TO IT AND THE PITMAN ARM NUT You Will need A Pitman Arm PULLER for the Pitman Arm.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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You will have to replace the broken an missing bolts also tighten up lines on the box as well as the pump that is if the lines aren't damaged all ready.

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You'll have to weld a piece of flat iron with mounting holes pre-drilled, on to the frame, or if the frame where it broke isn't too bad, maybe just pound it flat, and weld the cracks and grind them . Then be sure to put some large washers on it, and lock washers. Somebody must have had that off at one time, and didn't tighten the bolts enough.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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