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POWER STEERING GEAR BOX LEAK, I have a leak on the gear box, which appears to come from where the steering column/shaft enters the gear box. Does anyone know how to repair such a leak, what are procedures, can the DIY repair this type of problem. Or does it require replacing whole unit, with a rebuilt one. Has anyone come across a breakdown manual/schematic for these units. 1992 Jeep Cherokee Sport Inline-6 engine. Thanx, Alfredo Alaniz

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Would imagine their is just a oil seal their ,but whats causing the pressure behind the seal to make it leak ,yes i have repaired power steering boxes befoe now but on commercial vehicles 30+years ago ,principle still the same no doubt but i would advise you to get one from a scrapyard so vehicle is usable then when time permits have a play with the old one ,because you may find that its its cheaper to replace than repair with the cost of the spares

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