Anyone doing something like this in the Rockville area let me know. I have a mini lathe that could use a workout.Did the FJ62 no slop shifter fix. Replaced the urethane OEM bushings (which were non-existent on my truck) with brass ones from Lowes.
Sanding to get the right inner and outer diameters took forever with less than optimal tools but huge improvement!
This is basically a reseal, no? Or are there hard parts which get replaced too?Finished up a power steering gearbox rebuild for @TRFCSUX. Took a little bit to dig into the memory banks and recall the little tricks of the trade.
Special thanks to @SuperDuperCruizer for lending me his SST kit. It certainly makes the job that much easier.
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I ask because I have sloppy steering but no leaks.No hard parts. The bearings usually show so little wear that they aren't worth the trouble of replacing, as long as there is no water intrusion. I used the whole kit, except for the 2 upper chamber teflon rings, because they are not the proper size and they don't wear much, if at all anyway.
Done been done!You can start with the sector shaft adjustment. It's the slotted rod and nut on the top of the steering gearbox. Pu a screwdriver in the slot, loosen the locknut, then turn the screwdriver clockwise 1/2 turn, tighten nut, turn on truck and check tightness...
This thread explains it:
Steering freeplay/ gear box adjusting screw