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simps80
12-29-2013, 06:25 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, 06:55 PM
http://coloradopowersteering.com/

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

nattybumppo
12-29-2013, 07:52 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.

simps80
12-30-2013, 07:56 AM
Thanks Sascha, I have 2 now going to rebuild the better of the two, but thanks very much for the offer!

velorider4
12-30-2013, 10:42 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!

Kevin

Rzeppa
01-01-2014, 12:38 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)

subzali
01-29-2015, 08:42 AM
http://coloradopowersteering.com/

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

Got a quote from these guys for $175 to rebuild my FJ60 power steering gear. West Texas Off Road, from reports on MUD, is about $140-$150 but then you have to pay for shipping (and deal with the hassle of shipping). So I think I'm going to keep it local.

rover67
01-29-2015, 08:58 AM
Do it yourself matt, its easy. I have had them rebuilt by others only to have them leak after.

the kit is cheap from a guy on mud that i think posted in one of the stickies for power steering box rebuilds

subzali
01-29-2015, 09:19 AM
Do it yourself matt, its easy. I have had them rebuilt by others only to have them leak after.

the kit is cheap from a guy on mud that i think posted in one of the stickies for power steering box rebuilds

As long as you help me out with the FSM side of things I might give it a try. Found Mace's kit supplier and emailed him, so if the price is right I might do it myself. If I have to pay $100 for a rebuild kit then I'm going to punt.

subzali
01-30-2015, 03:04 PM
Mace's kit supplier does not have any more kits. But for $20 at Rockauto plus shipping it's pretty reasonable:
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carcode,1276589,parttype,7403,a,www.google.ca%2BSearch%2Bfor%2BSteering%2BSteering%2BGear%2BSeal%2BKit%2BGATES

subzali
02-12-2015, 09:59 PM
So I think it's leaking from the input shaft area. See pics below:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/subzali/FJ40/The_Projects/IMG_1823.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/subzali/FJ40/The_Projects/IMG_1824.JPG

Do I just order a rebuild kit and do the whole thing?

What might have caused this? I was driving with the belt not hooked up for a while, but would be surprised if that caused it.

jps8460
02-17-2015, 07:46 PM
Just started my rebuild tonight. This is my 2nd build, it's pretty easy. I'll be assembling it thursday/friday evening if you want to take a peek

subzali
02-18-2015, 05:08 AM
Thanks Jackson, but I'll be out of town on business. Sounds like it's easy enough I should just go for it. I have the FSM so that will be good reading on the plane

jps8460
02-18-2015, 09:07 AM
Cool. You for sure can do it. The only thing that is not well covered is when you remove the cross shaft, it needs to be centered in the steering rotation to avoid interference with the case (will make more sense once you open it up). You'll also need an in-lb torque wrench dial or beam type for preload.

Have fun!