Steering box assembly

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by john.schaefer77, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. john.schaefer77

    john.schaefer77 Well-Known Member

    I rebuilt a spare steering box I have and am reassembling. I am down to putting the ball bearings in. I saw a couple of videos on this and I attempted twice now and didnt get it right. Chassis manual is not much help.

    Anyone have any tricks or tips to.pass along? Thanks.
  2. john.schaefer77

    john.schaefer77 Well-Known Member

    In case anyone cares to load the ball bearings I removed the end cap (1/2 inch square socket), greased the ball bearing grooves, stuck a piece of 3/8 fuel hose inside the rack piston hole, pushed the ball bearings in the rack piston hole and pushed them so they tracked toward the other hole.

    Next, with 6 bearings left, I greased the little U shaped bearing cap and put bearings in and put cap in the rack piston. Put retainer screws in.
    Finally put input shaft into box on one side and the rack piston in the other. Turn the input shaft to feed the rack piston in.
  3. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    I would YOUTUBE it
  4. john.schaefer77

    john.schaefer77 Well-Known Member

    I still like to figure things out by myself. Call it self torture I guess!
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