1980 OEM Power Steering Box Rebuild
Since the son has been home for a summer job, the 40 has become my DD. So things that were just a nusance for tail use, has become a little more important. I have had the 40 for about 8 years, I am on my 3rd relay rod, the rig has always been a handful with "flighty" steering, and the steering gear box and the whole driver's side of the frame under it, is incased in about 3" of goo. Sitting at a traffic light, I can turn the steering wheel just till the front tire starts to twitch, wait a minute, turn the steering wheel more till the front tire starts to twitch, wait a few seconds, turn the streering wheel some more . . . . . . and so it goes during the entire red light. Before I finish this game, I have turned the steering wheel about 180 degrees, and I still leave the intersection going straight !!!
TRE's have been replaced during the course of replacing the relay rod, center arm and drag link are all reasonalbly tight. (no dicernable movement at the pitman arm end of the drag link and only the slightest flex at the center arm end of the drag link)
Did a little search and found a few links to OEM Power steering rebuilds, but mostly manual streering boxes.
A few questions:
Seems to me with these symptoms and the work already done I need to rebuild the steeering box. Any other ideas?
What exactly is the complete Toyota parts list/part numbers for this project?
Can anybody confrim that rebuild kits for other models of the same era are complete and transfer accross to the land cruiser?
Since this is my DD, and I am an idiot accountant, about how much time should I plan on for a complete rebuild ?
and most importantantly, any step by step instructions for the power steering box rebuild with lots of pic's?
Last edited by aktundra; 04-26-11 at 11:29 PM.