Dodge Ram Steering Gear Leak Fix Kit

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  1. rgunn1

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-Dodge-Ram-Steering-Gear-Pitman-Seal-Leak-Repair-Kit_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33589QQihZ008QQitemZ180168301827QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW



    Has anybody seen this? My steering gear is leaking and I was considering replacing the box when I ran across this fix it kit. My buddy at the dodge dealership can't seem to find anything in his computer. Does anybody have a part number? This would be significantly cheaper than replacing the box.



    Thanks,

    R
     

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    http://www.pavementsucks.com/tech/steeringbox.php





    My local Napa has the kit as well.
     

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    great scott! i didnt know there was a kit for that. one more thing for the christmas wishlist! :bigthumb:
     
  4. rgunn1

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    Thanks for the link to the rebuild thread. That's really something I hadn't even considered looking into.
     
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    they work good if ur box isnt messed up. i fixed my old one a few times with a shaft kit but eventually it would leak after about a week anyway. too much play in the shaft.
     
  6. JasonB

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    i need to find a set of bearings to replace as well in my spare box. i can find the seal kit, but not the bearing set.
     
  7. hieneken49

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    ive never seen a bearing kit.
     
  8. rgunn1

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    Does anybody know where I can find a schematic of the gearbox? I may try and just find the part number for the bearing and see if the stealer has one.
     
  9. JasonB

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    here a some links i am planning on referring to



    http://www.wheelingarizona.com/tech/Hydro_info/DIY_saginawrebuild.htm



    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=570869&highlight=saginaw+rebuild
     
  10. rgunn1

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    Weird. The guy who did the write up in that second link is from Baton Rouge. I wonder who that is?
     
  11. rgunn1

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    My buddy at the local dodge dealership said he could get the needle bearing, but I didn't think to get the part number for it. My truck is pretty much trail only, and I just need to stop the leak so I'm not having to constantly add fluid to it, so I don't think I'm going to replace the bearing... mainly because it's 3-5 days out, special order, and I want to get this done this weekend.



    The worst part of the whole thing... I'm going to have to clean my garage so I can get to my work bench, and then I'm going to have to practically rebuild my workbench so I don't rip the top off of the workbench when I'm using the vice.

    :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:
     
  12. MR. DODGE

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    i can tell you that it's not fun to put this kit in. i have just redone mine and i had no luck. it's better to just get a different box. i know saving money is what it's about, but the hassle of doing an overhaul on the box is pretty much a waste of time. so i would just get another box from the local salvage yard.
     
  13. rgunn1

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    I'm not too worried about it.
     

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