We only sell parts from trusted brands like so that you can find quality parts you can count on. Since 1919, Standard Motor Products has engineered a full line of engine management products, including ignition parts, sensors and on-board computers. Spend £100 on something that will last a year, spend 300 on something that will last ten. With the outer dust seal removed it will look something like this. Note: The steering wheel may not be central, so you may have to remove it and put it in the right position! As the rubber wears or the metal to metal seal loses tension over the years the seal becomes ineffective and starts to leak. There is also a bleed nipple on the top of the steering box cover.
New seals do not cure the problem. All had '4 bolt' steering boxes. But it's only a bandaid. The whole box needs to be rebuilt - not that it's a huge ordeal. The steering box will now lift away.
You should also bleed the power steering box refer to page 57-18 in your workshop manual. Deano Don't know if the Disco has the same system, but definitely worth a look. The company works very hard to supply every information and tools needed in today's market. The output shaft seal is a bit different, sorry no pics in bits for this one. If your pump was leaking from the rear seal most common , you can just install the new gasket at this point and call it good. Once you have everything hooked back up fill your reservoir with the correct type of fluid, or what ever you feel is appropriate.
Booked it into a local garage for a new exchange box. If you have a V8 engine fitted, then there is a small difference to removing it, and this is covered by this thread by a small additon at the bottom. Refil resevoir and bleed steering box via bleed screw on top of box don't forget to cross your fingers. When the fluid gets back into the reservoir it gets swirled around and prepares to make the loop once more. Re-fit the the support bracket and then the drop arm so that it points forwards and hand tighten the nut. Getting you what you need, efficiently and effectively - it's what we do. I adjusted the steering box to lose the play the steering had, leak has gone and car passed it's MoT.
I don't see the point of a recon box. Get under the vehicle and hold the box with one hand and remove the last bolt. From floor mats to filters to complete engines, we carry the widest range of parts and accessories for your Land Rover you will find anywhere! It's sort of a backwards type seal that presses onto the shaft and seals by pressing onto a machined surface on the outside of the steering box. The lock washer can be reformed once it's off. The shaft wobbles in the loose bearing and in return eats the seal. If you have a steering damper fitted, then pull down and towards the front so that the bar is out of the way.
Hopefully your wheels are pretty well straight ahead also. To drift the seal in evenly it is necessary in the Defender to remove the shaft between the two unis. For V8 engines from V8Freak To remove the steering box from under the vehicle you will have to remove the engine oil filter. The hoses can handle being bent, but don't kink them too hard or yank on them. Remove offside front wheel as it gives better access to the bolts holding the steering box on.
Lay the steering box on it's side - there are two lugs on the drop arm. In the past few weeks the box has started leaking again!!! I've done 3 now, one each in a '88 Classic, a '95 Defender and a '94 D1. Don't forget to remove the bracket securing the trans cooler lines, if it's still there. Which is pretty much what we started with, except it now doesn't leak. Make sure the drop arm is facing straight ahead and reconnect the ball joint onto the steering drag arm.
I suspect a leak on the input shaft as well. Back in my dealer days I rebuilt several of these boxes. The pulley will want to spin if the bolts were over tightened. There is a seal kit available for the shaft, and it can be replaced with the box still on the vehicle. Just over two weeks the box is leaking again. Inside the box the fluid gets moved around to different areas, lights flash, magic happens, and music plays. If you want instructions on how to remove the pump, I suggest consulting your or taking a quick look at the.