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Old 06-18-2011, 02:33 PM
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is there any way to (or need to) pack grease in the lower section of the gear box? I have the pitman off to install the dmaxstore steering package. i pulled out the rubber boot/seal and noticed there is grease in there. just wondeing while i have it apart....thanks guys.

edit...i had a blonde moment. is there a grease zerk on the base of the box? im not at home now to look.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:18 PM
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The steering gear box and bearings are lubricated by the power steering fluid. No grease fittings on the box
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:54 AM
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Right...i didnt know why there was all of the blue grease around the output shaft when i pulled the seal down and off of the shaft. I just squirted some grease up in there and slid the seal back on. maybe just serves as adust/debris catcher in case any trash or moisture gets by the seal. thanks
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:21 AM
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Well it shouldn't hurt. I used to grease the bearings before installing so that probably explains why there is grease there. But when I disassembled boxes I'd say 95% had no grease on the bearings, just PS fluid.

The rubber boot u say u pulled are u talking about the seal above where the pitman arm would attach?
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:07 PM
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yes, thats the one. i didnt pull it off for any particular reason. i just saw that it would when i pulled it back down so i was curious. i had slid it up earlier as to not damage it with the pitman arm puller.
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