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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-15-2009, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Rebuild kit for steering box, where to buy

I know I looked for one about 5 years ago for my old 1/2 ton and there was nothing available then.

Does anyone know if there is a steering box rebuild kit for our boxes available now?

Need seals and bushings, etc.


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Honestly, If you've never attempted this sort of thing before, just buy a new box. I've seen people try to rebuild big truck steering gears with less than favorable results. There is just way too much liability involved for me to even consider it. Besides, prices on new boxes from Dodge, not remans, were pretty reasonable last I checked.

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I have rebuilt many, I worked in a reman shop during my school days doing alternators, starters, steering boxes, etc. That place made their own hard parts and got the rest from China. It is not that hard to do, just a recirculating ball setup, the problem is finding the bushings, the seals are available but why replace seals for them just to go bad again because the bushings are worn out.

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I got a reseal kit from NAPA for my AGR (POS) box. I'd look and see. Usually there is no need to overhaul. Just reseal and adjust for wear.

The sector shaft (pitman) usually is a bushing at the top, and a roller bearing at the bottom. the teeth on the sector shaft are tapered, so the freeplay can be adjusted from the top. Worm gear preload is a different matter, and might be better left alone if you need to ask.

But seals and adjustment are easy.

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Here is how to rebuild one of our boxes:

Saginaw Steering Box Rebuild - Four Wheeler Magazine

And here is where you get the parts:

redneck ram hydraulic steering assist

1-877-833-7464

Call to order rebuild kit. In stock all day long, ~$40

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genos garage sells a new one for around 300$ and a upgraded one for 350$

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Here is how to rebuild one of our boxes:

Saginaw Steering Box Rebuild - Four Wheeler Magazine

And here is where you get the parts:

redneck ram hydraulic steering assist

1-877-833-7464

Call to order rebuild kit. In stock all day long, ~$40
Great info!!

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I think I paid around 50$ from Napa

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NAPA has these kits with the bushings? I have not been able to locate it on their site. What did the kit from NAPA contain?

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I have the pkg in the garage, I'll find out the number for you, it had lower bearing for sure and seals

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I have the pkg in the garage, I'll find out the number for you, it had lower bearing for sure and seals
You got that Part#

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Dont repair it. Replace it with better technology from Delphi. Borgeson sells a replacement that is much better.

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