Steering box seal replacement

Discussion in 'How To' started by matty, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Belly

    Belly Button fluff

    Great thanks thats what I thought I'd seen mentioned in a few places. Finally got around to filling up the 76 box I have spare will replace the 73 box on my bus and re-new the seals on that now...
  2. Belly

    Belly Button fluff

    ok got it to this stage, was too dark to do more after that. Seems to be a plate preventing removal at the moment though…
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  3. JamesLey

    JamesLey Sponsor

    From memory I pulled the plate off the arm and then pulled the box through the chassis.

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  4. Betty the Bay

    Betty the Bay Supporter

    It’s a separate piece of metal ….just as @JamesLey said…..almost decorative…see if @snotty has any gold paint left.
  5. Yep. Just remove the plate and pull the whole lot through the chassis, arm attached.
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  6. Belly

    Belly Button fluff

    Hmm not totally relevent but I managed to cut through the brown earth wire from the ignition while moving my sterring column about... any of you know where it goes... assuming fusebox but can I hell find the other end of it ...
  7. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    Brown is earth as you say so it goes to an earth point, not the fuse box. There's a multiple earth point near the totem pole.
  8. Belly

    Belly Button fluff

    Aye could be I'll find a lonely spade there...
  9. Keeling54

    Keeling54 Supporter

    I've just replaced the seals on my steering box, I got them from bearings are us, sizes and part numbers below. If you haven't got a deep enough socket to knock the pitman arm seal home, use a bit of 35mm plastic waste pipe, its a perfect fit. Mine is a 79 late bay.
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  10. Chrisd

    Chrisd Supporter

    The plastic pipe trick is exactly what I did :D
  11. Keeling54

    Keeling54 Supporter

    It wasn't my idea, I saw it on The Samba.
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