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#1 DotNetReloaded

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 10:21 AM

I found a big leak on the bottom of the steering gear box. I have a 2001 8.1 3500 silverado. Has anyone had such an issue and did you have to replace the whole unit or is there a seal that can be replaced. You guys have a part number for these 2. Thanks.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 02:07 PM

yes you can replace the seals on it, but i can't find any part # s on the seals
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 03:07 PM

Just noticed my '01 is doing the same. Last weekend I was under there doing an oil change, & the whole frame area underneath is soaked. Some of it looks like PS fluid, other areas of it look like grease. Grease in the box??

Im all ears......Thanks.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 10:42 AM

I called the dealer and he would not give me a part number. He said they have a seal kit with the washer to replace the seal in the gearbox near the pitman arm.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 10:55 AM

THAT SHOULD BE THE KIT. I WILL TRY TO GET THE PART # FOR YOU AND THE PRICE
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Posted 09 September 2005 - 11:17 AM

I NEED YOUR VIN # IF YOU WANT JUST EMAIL ME WITH INSTEAD OF POSTING IT FOR EVERY ONE TO SEE EMAIL ADD ( [email protected] )
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#7 Mattt

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 07:59 PM

I checked with a local dealer today. They said the seal kit is $54. Anyone done this repair before?

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 09:29 AM

I have done it
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 01:02 PM

I cross posted this on "Ask the GM Expert", and it sounds like its not a job for a garage mechanic. Since you have done it in the past, can you offer any pointers?

I was at the Auto Swapmeet yesterday in Long Beach, CA and I spoke with a few PS box rebuilders out there. One mentioned that the bearing above the seal has probably gone bad and is allowing the pitman shaft to move back and forth which in turn took the seal out. So, I dont know that replacing just the seal is the answer if he is right.

Two different PS box rebuilders out there quoted me between $90 & $150 for a rebuilt box. That almost seems like a better deal, but then there is the mess of changing the box out and bleeding the lines.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 01:05 PM

if you got an email address or a fax i can send you the instructions on how to do this job
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 01:15 PM

You can access my email address by clicking on my screen name in my posts. That brings you to my profile. Look for the button that says "Send an email." Thanks a million for your help with this.