I need a new pump really, and then I might consider a high ratio box from bearmach, but tbh I'll probably end up leaving it as my cheap fix is working nicely Cheers if you are just fitting lower seal ,remove drop arm then circlip then start engine move steering wheel and washer and seal will be pushed out ,and as said above blue seal main seal goes in first then steel washer the circlip then black dirt seal, they can leak a little when turning with vehicle stood in some conditions as sector shaft will flex. The rebuilt replacement was no better than the leaky original. My box was leaking bad, I went to a breakers and got a nice looking one for 35 quid, it dribbles a little bit occasionally - and I sold my leaking one on eBay for 20! Speaking of the play in the steering box - remember to only adjust it when the wheels are dead straight. Drop arm needs a good gear puller,Took the seals out buy drilling a small hole for a screw for something to pull on. It was a quick version, makes quite a difference, think it removes one whole turn from lock to lock.
I would agree with your remarks regarding rebuilding of these boxes - it seems that nobody can get them correct and keep them sealed for any reasonable length of time Hmm. You may need to use the allen key to stop the adjuster turning with the lock nut. Steering is heavy in the middle position then goes lighter once you get a bit of a turn going. So turn steering full left lock to remove sector shaft after unbolting top plate, Drift out old bearings carefully tap in new bearings with same size socket thin wall on bearings! In the last 20 years a four bolt box is still the same even on the latest Defender. If you have any special requirements please message us.
Would just be nice to make the standard box have a bit more lightness. Bear in mind also I am using a Nissan power steering pump, unsure how pressures compare to the Range Rover one but the Patrol steering was definately lighter than this steering. It also won't self centre when you let the caster do its job. Did my Disco 7 months ago no leaks Good luck give it a go. The Land Rover steering box has some adjust built into it, so the play can be adjusted to some degree. Wonder what they will say when I ask them to take this box back and give a refund.
Because the shaft wears, and just replacing the seal will mean it will leak again in very quick time -one reason why recon boxes are so shockingly poor in their lifespan, they don't bother replacing the shaft if they think they can get away with it. Do not start engine until reservoir is full as pump will be damaged. I am not sure why you would replace a box just because the seals are leaking. With a power steering pump tweak the steering weight has been made lighter than stock clearly a quicker box will weight up the steering normally. Indeed they did not even bother to respond to my photos.
Support chassis front on axle stands. Remove filler cap from power steering fluid reservoir. If metal sediment is found in system, establish cause rectify and flush system. Better yet, there's a slot in the pitman arm and a threaded hole in the steering box that have to be lined up before the play is adjusted. These bear on a different place on the shaft and so avoid this problem. Just been to Berks and back in the Rangetrol towing a van on a trailer. You do not want to tighten up the adjuster too much, as it will lead to premature wear.
Or raise vehicle on a hoist. Unfortunately this is not one of them. I enquired from the local main dlr at the time about a repair kit but the partsman advised me it would be a waste of time - he reckoned 6 mths would be the absolute max until leak returned. Went to collect it and the mechanic told me there was - a ring? So I bit the bullet and ordered a seal kit from land rover parts. Steve No afraid not - that was of course the first topic of conversation with Adwest. Now, of course, all the hoses for either the power steering or the oil cooler are no longer available so it was back to my friendly hydraulic hose manfacturer who made me a pair of hoses. Ensure compatible metric components when fitting replacement pipes.
Someone must have experimented with the internals, for example changing or reducing the diameter of the torque rod thing? Refil resevoir and bleed steering box via bleed screw on top of box don't forget to cross your fingers. Found the sector shaft bearings had broken up Torrington B2020 X2. Adjusting the play in the steering box The image on the right clearly shows the locknut and allen key adjuster in the middle of the steering box. I don't see the point of a recon box. This was caused by the new steering box cutting through the oil cooler hose and thus dumping the oil.
If steering wheel requires repositioning, ensure that drive pegs on rotary coupler are correctly positioned before steering wheel is replaced. I am going to have to buy a new box and be done with it probably , as I don't want to ask this place for a third one, nobody should have to do that. Then steering wheel removed to prevent rotary coupler being wound up or damaged. We take great pride in our customer service and always stand ready to serve your Land Rover parts needs. When I came to fit the hose adjacent to the steering box there was insufficient space to get it threaded onto the connector.
The wheel is stiff and stays where you put it, which makes precise adjustments to straight line driving a real chore. Less than 18 months later the box is leaking again!! Just been to Berks and back in the Rangetrol towing a van on a trailer. I would change it for a recon unit. Someone must have experimented with the internals, for example changing or reducing the diameter of the torque rod thing? Its an easy enough job to do, and here's how I did it. The steering wheel moved around 2-3inchs before it started to turn the wheels. This ensures drive pegs locate in their holes in rear of steering wheel.
I just had mine replaced. Second one felt a bit smoother but still quite tight but I decided to install it just incase it sorted itself out. Replacing the seals on the steering box is reasonably straight forward. For Canada and international shipping please send an Email via Ebay Message. After final alignment connect rotary coupler multiplug, tighten steering wheel securing nut and fit air bag - if fitted or steering wheel trim pad. Disconnect feed and return pipes from steering box.