Author Topic: Steering Shaft from the Power Steering Box  (Read 87 times)

Offline LJ-TJ

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Steering Shaft from the Power Steering Box
« on: June 13, 2019, 05:42 AM »
Has any body ever separated the steering shaft from the power steering box. i?? If so how's it done. Do you just loosen off the one knuckle and pull???????????? I have to replace the seal in the power steering box. Hm? Thanks Mates.

Offline c farmer

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Re: Steering Shaft from the Power Steering Box
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 08:12 PM »
Yeah, if its like trucks.  Loosen the knuckle at the box then pound it off.   W%

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Steering Shaft from the Power Steering Box
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 07:31 AM »
Be SURE to mark the position!!! Some have a dead spline or a flat on the shaft but some are splined all the way around and if you get it back on the wrong tooth your steering wheel will be off center.

Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: Steering Shaft from the Power Steering Box
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 07:32 AM »
 :)ThmbUp Thanks mate. Got it! Just had to loosen the two bolts on the steering shaft inside the motorhome and then there's some kind of knuckle right at the steering box. There's two one above the other. It's the one right next to the steering box. Just loosen it off and then pry the steering shaft off.

Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: Steering Shaft from the Power Steering Box
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 07:38 AM »
Aw crap! Now yeah tell me. Well D:oH! Just sent the steering box out for a $250.00 dollar rebuild. I watched the youtube videos and they make it look simple but the question that begs to be asked is do you feel lucky. Especially if your not mechanically inclined. Still Thanks Rick. Now I'm planning to spend the day just staring at the parts (splines) to see how bad I screwed. things up. $@!#@!

Offline Elandan2

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Re: Steering Shaft from the Power Steering Box
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 02:21 PM »
Centering the wheel afterward is easy. Just get it straight and pull the steering wheel off the shaft and put it back on where you want it.
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Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: Steering Shaft from the Power Steering Box
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 07:08 AM »
Sometimes I never cease to amaze my self. :)ThmbUp Turn's out changing out the searing box was  easier and less complex than I worried about. Can it be done by some one with little to no experience? Yes thanks to the gang here. Total cost was $250.00 plus Pittman are puller for $25.00 that you can pick up at Princess Auto....Canada or Harbor Fright. As well as a set of flare nut wrenches.

 

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