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hemrides
April 15th, 2012, 07:13 PM
Need some feedback about replacing vs. repairing the steering gear on my 2004 TJ Stock. I was told at the dealer that it's better to replace the entire assembly. Because the seal is on the top, it's possible to have the timing get messed up if you try to repair/replace the seals. Has anyone replaced vs. repair and what was the outcomes? Also are there are any shops out there that would be willing to PM me a quote.

Thanks,

Dave

300Grand
April 29th, 2012, 10:37 PM
Dave replacing it is VERY easy. there are very few people left out there that can rebuild steering gears, so it's best to just replace it.

big86inthestixx
April 30th, 2012, 09:38 AM
Can u replace it for a dodge durango box?
Direct bolt in for tj and yj jeeps and its a bigger cylinder. Mine works great..

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hemrides
May 1st, 2012, 07:17 PM
Thanks for the feed back. I did look up the Durango Steering Gear and found a number of web sites that showed this being done. Now I need to go buy and install.

dustyxj
May 4th, 2012, 08:19 AM
I replaced the one in my xj with one from PSC along with a high output pump... love it...

hemrides
May 4th, 2012, 09:03 PM
Is there anything you need to mark to make sure the new gear box lines up and your steering wheel lines back up? Are there any adjustments needed once the new box is on to make sure the steering is correct?

Thanks,

Dave

dustyxj
May 6th, 2012, 03:50 PM
The pittman arm can only go on one way with a tj... it's "keyed"... I lucked out and my new box came centered already, just parked the jeep with the wheels straight, pulled the box, and re-bolted the new one.....

hemrides
May 22nd, 2012, 09:35 PM
Go figure...dealer wants $847 for a re-built steering gear box...local parts dealer $247. Can you spell rip off...sure...sure you can.

dustyxj
May 26th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Look into PSC.. the box has slightly higher output than stock to help with larger tires and lift.... around the same price as local parts dealer.... but better..