Power steering box stuck

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Howdy all, Got knocked back on rego check for leaky steering box (pretty hefty leak, leaving puddles pretty well) and im having a tough time getting it off. Very confident that everything that holds it on is taken off/unbolted, she seems to be holding on for dear life onto the steering column tho.

1990 hzj75, i believe its the original box so thats 32 years worth of mud etc thats found its way into the sector shaft methinks. Just chasing suggestions on removal, cheers in advance.

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Joined
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7
Location
Australia
Howdy all, Got knocked back on rego check for leaky steering box (pretty hefty leak, leaving puddles pretty well) and im having a tough time getting it off. Very confident that everything that holds it on is taken off/unbolted, she seems to be holding on for dear life onto the steering column tho.

1990 hzj75, i believe its the original box so thats 32 years worth of mud etc thats found its way into the sector shaft methinks. Just chasing suggestions on removal, cheers in advance.

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Quick edit: i got her out, after using a couple big pry bars i made a big enough gap between the column U-join and the box to then get a flat head in and belt the crap out of it with a hammer, job done.

45-ish minutes to unbolt everything; 5-ish hours to slide it off the column.

The photos dont do it justice but there was a LOT of crap built up on the splines.

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