Thanks to Will

WaltNYC

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Mar 3, 2010
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My steering box has been on its way out for five years. A bit of transmission sealer in a bottle helped for a time, but time was up. A small puddle on the ground under the end of the pitman arm greeted me each time and suggested it was time to replace this box.

When I first had trouble it just so happened that Will Tillery was advertising a box for sale so I grabbed it and threw it in the closet anticipating a day like today.

Truthfully I didn't even open the box for five years.

This week I pulled that box out of the closet in preparation for the swap and was pleasantly surprised by a couple of things..

- The pitman arm was attached. Getting these things off can be a real pain and I had anticipated going to battle by borrowing a pitman arm puller. No need. One less headache for me.
- The tie bar, which is part of how the box is mounted to the frame, was included.
- The entire unit was bathed in a light oil to prevent corrosion from forming.

The job kinda sucked and was a filthy mess but having a box that was ready to go without any preparation made it a bit easier.

Thanks to Will ....and all the other vendors that keep my truck on the road.


....AND thanks to all of you for offering advise and guidance when I need it. (now singing Koom-bai-yah)
 

bovw

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Will is the man! I think I’ve picked up 3 trucks, had 2 head gasket jobs done, and various other parts over the last 15 years. My checkbook is lighter, and I don’t know that I’d still have a Rover were it not for Will.
 

WaltNYC

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Mar 3, 2010
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Post script.... replacement steering box is in and operating perfectly.

Does anyone know what the best thing to do with a leaky steering box? Are they worth re-sealing? I'm not thrilled with the idea of keeping it around to avoid a 'core' charge in the case I need another (re-man) unit.