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Old 12-29-2013, 07:25 PM
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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.
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:55 PM
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http://coloradopowersteering.com/

I used them for my box recently, did a great job and was very reasonable.
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:52 PM
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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.
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Thanks Sascha, I have 2 now going to rebuild the better of the two, but thanks very much for the offer!
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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!

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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:

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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.
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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
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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.
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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,ca...%2BKit%2BGATES
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