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My first RRC and the first order of business is no suprise, steering box seals.

 

Looks as if I will become experienced in this over the years however, any "top tips" from the RRC team out there?

 

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Never done one so I'll just go with the classic 'how hard can it be?'


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Suggestion as far as steering box rebuilds? Get a meridian rebuilt uint. They replace the bushing inside that wears out and causes everything to loosen up and leak with a bearing. There is an NCLR discount through them as well, there's a thread around here somewhere about it.


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Suggestion as far as steering box rebuilds? Get a meridian rebuilt uint. They replace the bushing inside that wears out and causes everything to loosen up and leak with a bearing. There is an NCLR discount through them as well, there's a thread around here somewhere about it.

 

Jake,

 

Or you can just mill it out and replace with a bearing yourself ..... or ask a machine shop to do it for you.

 

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I'm with Jake. Ez pz.
If we had a sponsors page I could point you to our club discount... I think one of the J's (Jared,Justin,jason, Jeremy...) just bought one, he'll have the most recent experience.

According to Dan and above, they replace the internals with beefier stuff...

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I second meridian. Although O haven't bought it yet all my research shows they are the go to place for the steering boxes.

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Oh... people actually fix this? :o   I keep topping mine up with "Power Steering Fluid" a.k.a. Red ATF  :unsure:

 

I do need to order a Meridian unit at some point... I also need to call Cerrone's and have them ready to install it.   :D

 

How much are the Meridians again and is there a page to order it from?


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I do need to order a Meridian unit at some point... I also need to call Cerrone's and have them ready schedule a wrenching day to install it.  

 

:D

It may be messy, but I'd much rather do this job than sort out the electrical stuff on mine!


Edited by DHappel, 07 June 2015 - 06:43 PM.

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Oh... people actually fix this? :o I keep topping mine up with "Power Steering Fluid" a.k.a. Red ATF :unsure:

I do need to order a Meridian unit at some point... I also need to call Cerrone's and have them ready to install it. :D

How much are the Meridians again and is there a page to order it from?


Get a quote on installing customer's parts... I think this is a job that you can do/ can be done on a wrench day.

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Get a quote on installing customer's parts... I think this is a job that you can do/ can be done on a wrench day.


I don't thinks it's a "can he do it" but more of a "does he want to do it".


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I didn't want to do the steering box in the '88.  After I swapped in the steering box from the '91 donor, it was a pleasure  to only drive the RRC, & not go through a required "pre-flight" check.  Aside from being a  bit messy, it was a quick &  easy job. 



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I don't thinks it's a "can he do it" but more of a "does he want to do it".


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Can and want are two different things, often separated by price.

 

:-)


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I have done this and installed a "Meridian," I think. Came in a box from the San Diego area... and the price was insane... something like $350... I have/had a complete thread on this topic over @ LRRForums.com, but I see that the site is down.

 

The process is made much easier by removing the driver's side shock absorber and/or tower. I needed to use a jack to pop the steering ball joint off. You'll need a good pickle fork. One day job might be a long day. Then you need to take the rig to the tire shop for an alignment.

 

After my install, which included a full set of hoses, the box is perfect. No drips in the last two years, and Tom Owen can tell you she steers quite nicely (for an RCC).

 

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Great feedback and information, thanks to all.

 

I am new to the Meridian box and will research that. PaulD, nice use of the scissor jack and I will read your thread on LRForum.


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As I had the parts and a spare box, I decided to make the effort and undertake the repair.

 

Not technicaly challenging and the kit had all the seals, but had to make a simple tool to unscrew a cap. All said and done it was messy (despite draining there was plenty of claret inside), but not that hard.

 

Now, I have to remove the current and install the reworked box - On the P38 I have this down to 1hr 30 mins so this will be an interesting comparison.

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I can practically smell the oil in that first picture

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Paul,

Thanks for reposting pics of the install! I like that nice, clean steering box. I always wondered what one looked like...

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