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 Post subject: Re: Steering Box Rebuild
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:56 pm 
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I tore my steering box apart the other day and the guts appear to be in good shape. I'm wondering about the needle bearings, though - the needles fell out of one or both bearings. I have the pieces, but looking at the DC picture Don posted, I'm wondering if loose needles means the bearing is trashed...? I was going to try to put them back in individually with some grease to hold them in place, but if the bearing(s) is junk I will just order two new ones. Anyone have any insight into this type of bearing? Thanks in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Steering Box Rebuild
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:19 pm 
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I don't think the loose needle bearings conclusively mean that the whole bearing is trashed. If you can put them back in and they're all there....and they all feel smooth and turn freely, then they might be just fine.

I went ahead and had new bearings pressed into my box...but I probably could've made due with the old bearings.

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 Post subject: Re: Steering Box Rebuild
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Thx
Don. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Steering Box Rebuild
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:40 pm 
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Glad you found it useful Bill.

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