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I hate my power steering box!!! UPDATED!!

Ok I finally was able to get my box all put back together after replacing all the seals. I poured new fluid into it and fired it up to remove the air in the system. Power steering fluid is dripping down the pitman shaft!!!! I think it is from the instructions in the kit that wanted me to tape the splines before sending them down through all the seals, I did this, but now I think there are pieces of tape stuck in where the seals ride, because sure as hell some of it tore off on the way down!!! Should I tear it down again? or head to the jeep yard to get a newer box???
 

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UPDATE!!!!

Well, I took the box apart last night and its a good thing that I did. I started to inspect the shaft and seal a bit more closely than before, and I missed some damage that could have really messed me up. There ar 4!!!! stress fractures in the sector shaft splines!!! One large and 3 small, I had somehow missed these and maybe even really missed them because of the tape. I will now be buying a newer box from the yard or maybe I will find a deal at a parts store. Thanks for everyones help.
 

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I got the seals from AutoZone, i just asked for a steering box rebuild kit. The complete kit was the only one that came with new bearings the rest just came with seals.

sceep: I am beginning to think that full hydro would have been alot easier!!!:D
 
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