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93 pittman arm seal blew out

BruceExploder

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1999 Eddie Bauer
Is it okay just to get a new seal and put it in attached to the truck or should I get a reman unit and replace the whole box. It's leaking horrible there and then a very small amount is coming from bottom of power steering reservoir... No other leaks and power steering is fine with fluid actually in it.

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My 92 is doing the same thing. My take on bad seals is: the bearing may be worn & causing the seal to go bad too. Looks like the options are to change the seal on the truck, change it on the bench & check the bearing at the same time or replace the box with a rebuild.
 






My 92 is doing the same thing. My take on bad seals is: the bearing may be worn & causing the seal to go bad too. Looks like the options are to change the seal on the truck, change it on the bench & check the bearing at the same time or replace the box with a rebuild.
Thank you. I'll try the bearing and seal first.
 






FYI, you can get a new (reman) box for $90 (+$50 core) from rockauto.com.

The same one from the auto parts store is $150 + $60 core
 






Mine was shot when I pulled everything apart. I went with a Delco reman from rockauto. Seems to work well enough. You could also go with a reeeaaally nice Redhead but they're not cheap.
 






Not to bad a job to DIY.
Here is a link but, it can't be done in-frame,
you have IIRC pull the whole box.



I'd spend for the reman!
 






Not to bad a job to DIY.
Here is a link but, it can't be done in-frame,
you have IIRC pull the whole box.



I'd spend for the reman!


Not to bad a job to DIY.
Here is a link but, it can't be done in-frame,
you have IIRC pull the whole box.



I'd spend for the reman!

Thank you that was a great overview I can knock it out now just waiting for the parts to come in mail
 






The fun part of the job is getting the 2nd. seal out.
PACK THE HECK out of seals with HEAVY GREASE!!!
It will keep the springs from bouncing off the seals.
 






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