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12-29-2013, 07:25 PM
Anyone have local recommendation for shops that I should consider for a rebuild of a stock manual steering box for the 40?

I know about west Texas but I prefer to use a local company.

J Kimmel
12-29-2013, 07:55 PM

I used them for my box recently, did a great job and was very reasonable.

12-29-2013, 08:52 PM
Mike, I still have the manual box off of my 77 FJ40. I removed it when I did a power steering upgrade, but it was working great (about 100k miles at that time). Should be the same as a 76. It is yours if you want it, if you want to delay or eliminate rebuild costs.

12-30-2013, 08:56 AM
Thanks Sascha, I have 2 now going to rebuild the better of the two, but thanks very much for the offer!

12-30-2013, 11:42 AM
Hummm. I have a spare steering box that I currently have disassembled and am going through for my 76. I have new seals ordered and my bearings look good. My understanding is the worm gear bearings are not serviceable. The two other bearings & races and all the seals are pretty easy to get to. If they can service the worm gear I would be interested to know how they get to those bearings and cost. If you ask!


01-01-2014, 01:38 PM
Doing it yourself is actually pretty easy. If you can do a front axle service you can rebuild your manual steering box. Below is from my 1976. Click to go to the full page on my web site:

http://rzeppa.org/resto/p1711.jpg (http://rzeppa.org/resto/resto17.htm)