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Old 09-07-2004, 02:53 PM
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steering box leak on 68 firebird

I did a search but only found info on the pumps.

I have a 68 bird with a power steering box leak. I have checked local part stores for a rebuild kit or at least some gaskets but no luck. Even dealer dosnt sell anything. Everyone just wants to sell me the whole box.

Dose anyone where I can get a seal kit or something for the box??

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Old 09-07-2004, 03:49 PM
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A goods parts store should have them.

But unless your an experienced mechanic I would advise against it. They are a booger.

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no local parts stores have them
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Does it look like this?

http://www.partsamerica.com/product_...P/EDE/7095.jpg

Powercraft 7095 steering seal kit for '68 Pontiac Firebird. A local store should be able to cross-reference it.
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Thanks jimfulco,

I will give it a shot. I dont know what the seals look like without taking it apart.
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Go to the wreckers and grab you self a box off a 3rd gen nova or camaro it will bolt right on and be dirt cheap
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It takes special tools and some good machinist training to rebuild these units. We have done several, but only because my partner is a retired master tool and die maker with lots of experience with TRW and his own shop. He makes the tools from brass to remove the old seals and races and for reinstalling. All have been hard to find units with very little chance of finding a good one.

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It takes special tools and some good machinist training to rebuild these units. We have done several, but only because my partner is a retired master tool and die maker with lots of experience with TRW and his own shop. He makes the tools from brass to remove the old seals and races and for reinstalling. All have been hard to find units with very little chance of finding a good one.

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My main concern is replacing the seals. The unit works flawlessly. Is it that difficult to change the seals? I think maybe "rebuild" was a bad word to use.
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