Rebuild steering gear

Rebuild steering gear

Postby Tauro [OP] » April 27th 2008, 6:24am

:help: Hi every body

I got astro van 1990 vin Z, and I has problem with the steering Gear that I will like rebuild by my self but I need pictures of reassembled unit to do this, if someone has this pictures please send me a copy by this way, chilton manual don´t show this reassembled unit.

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Re: Rebuild steering gear

Postby gtkane » April 27th 2008, 2:58pm

What is wrong with the gear? Is it just leaking, or is it totally pooped out?
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Re: Rebuild steering gear

Postby Tauro [OP] » April 28th 2008, 4:00pm

Hi gtkane

My steering gear is just leakinng on top but I wold like replace all gasket for best job.

thanks.

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Re: Rebuild steering gear

Postby chevymaher » March 23rd 2011, 8:51pm

I have done my civic duty and searched the threads.my problem similar to his.And he never got an answer.A week ago it started leaking out of the steering box on top where steering knuckle(rag joint on older models)enters steering box.I got the gasket.does anybody know the trick to make this less painful.Like the taking the spark plug out from the fenderwell trick.as with anything on these vans there no room to do anything.I cant get my fat hand down to it to even wipe up the leaking fluid so working from top where I can see limited.Was thinking maybe if battery out of way.Do it Blind from bottom?Kinda wondering if it would be just easier in the long run to take box out and do it on bench. :feedback: Thought I would ask before instead of like when I did the plugs then find out there an easy way. :whack:
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Re: Rebuild steering gear

Postby RECox286 » March 23rd 2011, 9:35pm

It is possible to replace just the top (input shaft) seal w/o taking the box out of the truck. Not a nice job, and I would suggest doing the job on the bench.

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Re: Rebuild steering gear

Postby chevymaher » March 23rd 2011, 9:43pm

RECox286 wrote:It is possible to replace just the top (input shaft) seal w/o taking the box out of the truck. Not a nice job, and I would suggest doing the job on the bench.

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thank you That probably it the bench then.Easier in the long run because of the agravation factor.It not leaking terrible so it can wait till we both off at same time to do it.Working on the van and watching my boy at same time now theres a job for a saint.Laying under the van pinned down cant move.Oh [email protected]@T he got a spray paint can imitating daddy headed toward van gonna lay on some stripeing.oh the good times of having a 3 Y/O.And I hear it only gets better.
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Re: Rebuild steering gear

Postby WoodButcher » March 24th 2011, 12:49am

chevymaher wrote:thank you That probably it the bench then.Easier in the long run because of the agravation factor.It not leaking terrible so it can wait till we both off at same time to do it.Working on the van and watching my boy at same time now theres a job for a saint.Laying under the van pinned down cant move.Oh [email protected]@T he got a spray paint can imitating daddy headed toward van gonna lay on some stripeing.oh the good times of having a 3 Y/O.And I hear it only gets better.


It gets better, really! :twisted:

Just think, kid is old enough to drive, gets his own van and is under it working and here comes granpa,,, :eek: old CM in nothing but his depends, pushing his walker and and a spray can in his gums, gonna show that whippersnapper how to paint stripes!!! :rofl:
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Re: Rebuild steering gear

Postby chevymaher » March 24th 2011, 12:57am

WoodButcher wrote:
chevymaher wrote:thank you That probably it the bench then.Easier in the long run because of the agravation factor.It not leaking terrible so it can wait till we both off at same time to do it.Working on the van and watching my boy at same time now theres a job for a saint.Laying under the van pinned down cant move.Oh [email protected]@T he got a spray paint can imitating daddy headed toward van gonna lay on some stripeing.oh the good times of having a 3 Y/O.And I hear it only gets better.


It gets better, really! :twisted:

Just think, kid is old enough to drive, gets his own van and is under it working and here comes granpa,,, :eek: old CM in nothing but his depends, pushing his walker and and a spray can in his gums, gonna show that whippersnapper how to paint stripes!!! :rofl:

Thats what mom says just wait till he takes your car for a joyride like you did ours.If I wear depends does that mean the bubbles are not as wet feeling LOL
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Re: Rebuild steering gear

Postby WoodButcher » March 24th 2011, 3:58am

My boys are now 23 and 18 years old and never once tried it. Fear, thats the key. I give them both a good thrashing once in a while to remind them, I was here first,,,, and only if their good will I be the first to go,,,,,,,, :lol:
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Re: Rebuild steering gear

Postby chevymaher » March 24th 2011, 10:50pm

I guess having fat hands and being a little lazy paid off at least for the time being.I could not wipe the power steering leak because I could not get my hands to it.so I hosed er down with brake cleaner to make sure where she was leaking.and I put it off till later after I bought the gasket because i needed wife and I to be off at same time to work on it.I could not be stranded without a vehicle while she was at work.And the leak was a 6 inch puddle at night not the worst I have dealt with in my life just keep er full.Any way last night the puddle was half as big and today I was looking where I parked no new drops or new spots on floor.Looked under her and it stopped dripping at least for the moment.keep the gasket and hope for the best.Hoping the brake cleaner has dissolved what ever was in the seal that caused the leak.
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