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J Kimmel
03-19-2008, 07:54 AM
anyone have a FSM pdf for an 86 and up steering box? Or perhaps a link to a good rebuild? I've been searching around and there really isn't much. I have heard stories about the "balls" getting out but I'm not sure where they are or if they even need to be touched to re-seal this thing. Frankly I'm not sure where its leaking from, its not the hydro fittings, so I figure a complete re-seal should do the trick. I found a thread on ih8mud but most guys just sent theirs out for rebuild, but I figured for 200 bucks they spent I can do that myself :)

it seems to be the only leak on my truck, I'd like to fix that :)


J Kimmel
03-19-2008, 07:22 PM
nobody? found a couple of dead links on Marlin Crawler...I thought all the cool kids were doing this these days :)

03-19-2008, 07:27 PM
I don't have the FSM, but I do have Gregory's, assuming it's a Land Cruiser.

J Kimmel
03-19-2008, 09:56 PM
no, mini truck ifs junk :)

03-19-2008, 10:27 PM
I have a spare we could tear apart for fun!

J Kimmel
03-19-2008, 11:10 PM
ya, I think that may be what it comes down to, I guess I'll call Toyota tomorrow and inquire about seals and stuff.

03-20-2008, 08:52 AM
PDF of the steering box section for 4WD, third gen from the FSM.

J Kimmel
03-20-2008, 09:55 AM
thanks Dave!! thats exactly what I need :) :)

03-27-2008, 10:12 AM
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03-27-2008, 10:50 AM
I had one laying around but I believe it got tossed during the garage clean up. Burt Toyota had a kit ordered for me last year that I never picked up. I think it was around the $30 range. I have a extra 87 steering box that was leaking from the steering shaft input. I may go ahead and fix it and set it up for Hydro.

LMK how yours goes and I may rebuild mine ;-)

03-27-2008, 10:52 AM
Looks like the input shaft seal does not require disassembly. :thumb:

Those IFS boxes are worth a lot. Hope it did not get tossed!

03-27-2008, 03:18 PM
Nope sitting in the garage leaking a little fluid everyday. I plan on fixing it when I have time. Not sure if it is a spare part type thing to take along to CM and or Rubithon but ............