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Suggestions for Steering Gear Box replacement D1

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Justin

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Wondering if any one knew or could recommend a good aftermarket option for a steering gear box for my 96 disco

 

After doing two, and finding all 8 in my yard are just as bad, I'm in need of something more reliable than stock.

 

 



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Hey Justin,

 

Sorry to hear about the steering problem.  My '96 box gave up the ghost a while back and my research pointed me to Meridian Auto Parts. In fact, I wrote a post about it and they are a "sponsor" of the club. This seems to be the defacto replacement and upgrade for these trucks. They take the core and completely rebuild each box with new/better bearings, seals etc... TigerDan is more fluent in what they do and why it matters but it came to me with his seal of approval... and that of a few other folks.

 

I looked on the forums and no luck but do have the info in email.

 

Necessitated by my Discovery "wetting the bed" in the driveway yesterday I spoke to the folks at Meridian/BuyAutoParts/Buy-Steering. 

 
After researching power steering gearbox fixes, it was obvious that the clear and proper answer for fixing it right is to get a remanufactured gearbox from Meridian.  
 
I called this morning for a quote and inquired about a relationship with NCLR and they agreed to something called an "Installer's kit". Essentially, it's 15% off the price, plus free shipping both ways (return the core). Toby Beers gave me his info and the the protocol is to call him directly, mention NCLR and we should be good to go.
 
To be thorough and to "take one for the team" I tested this partnership and got a listed $290 Steering box for $246.50 +CAtax. Shipped free and to include return shipping label.
 
I'll elaborate on this in a write-up and post to the forum later today.
 

 

Reach out to:

 

Toby Beers

Toby Beers

1-888-275-2525

M-F 6am to 6pm PST

www.meridianautoparts.com

Toby said the cores were hard to come by so you have a few is a good thing for other in the club that may come across the same issue... just in case ;-)
Hope this helps and good luck!


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ColinB

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Meridian auto in San Diego i think   they rebuild boxes.  

 

I have used them on my BMW and have herd good things about their rover boxes.  

 

http://www.meridianautoparts.com/


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TomOwen

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UPDATE on MERIDIAN

 

Your Installers account number is 657332. You are welcome to call the number listed with your installers packet for faster service and the better pricing options available through your installers packet.

Anyone in sales will be able to assist you, however I will have a rep give you a call today to inform you of your installers account. Should you need further assistance, please give us a call.

 

Regards,

Sarra H. | Customer Service Specialist

 

6740 Cobra Way | San Diego, CA 92121

T 800-241-3197


Edited by TomOwen, 10 April 2015 - 11:34 AM.

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; Cooper A/T3s, PacaSport, glitter, hair-bows, jolly ranchers and juice box stains...

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Justin

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Sweet thanks again Tom! 

Just ordered mine and got it for $265 said and done

 

I'll update the post as I install this in a few days. 


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Justin

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Alright, 

 

So I have my new motor in, new box in. Few issues. Is there a way to align the steering arm? Cause currently my wheel is in the stationary default position (12 o clock) and my wheels are angled as if I'm steering at 10 o clock



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Yes. For large adjustments you must disconnect the u joint on the steering column where it attaches to the steering box. The shaft is splined and you can get a "coarse" adjustment there. Once you get it close then you can adjust the drag link by loosening the clamps at each end and rotating the drag link the required amount. The Tighten and enjoy. You can't adjust the pitman arm because it's splines are keyed at 90degree intervals and that won't help you.

Edited by JFuller, 26 May 2015 - 04:05 PM.

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