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98 Jimny Steering box rebuilding and kit.

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28 Oct 2019 13:41 #215196 by Jim Jim
Hi Mates,

Has anyone here ever rebuilt a power steering box for the Gen 3 Jimny? If so, do you know where I can source the seals and probably the rebuild procedure please?

Thanks.

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28 Oct 2019 13:53 #215198 by Jim Jim
I am seeing many kits online but they all have varying seals, not sure which is the correct kit.

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29 Oct 2019 05:19 #215204 by Lambert
I wouldn't know beyond asking Martin if he can get one, the last one I had any dealing with was a defender one and then I sent it to a specialist, can't remember who though off the top of my head.

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29 Oct 2019 09:49 #215210 by mlines
As the steering box is considered to be "whole unit replacement" and the cost is very high then I cannot really help here unless you do want a brand new unit.

I would guess a specialist could refurb it and a seals kit could also help. You will find that most of the seals on things like this are pretty standard and a box of "assorted O rings" will often do it.

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31 Oct 2019 14:50 #215249 by Jim Jim
Hi Lambert, sorry for the delayed reply. I had my Defender steering box rebuilt too and believe that the Jimny cant be complicated either.

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31 Oct 2019 14:57 #215250 by Jim Jim
Hello mlines,

Thanks for the reply too and sorry about my late reply. I am very far from the UK and shipping to and from to have it rebuilt will be costly and the customs hassle here might be another issue.

There are companies who sell rebuilt ones with a core return but again only in the UK. Looking at the seals in the kits advertised and having opened up mine a bit already, I cant see them being difficult to rebuild/reseal.

I think I will dismantle it altogether and then compare seals with what's online to find the right kit. For some reason I have not found anyone who attempted to rebuild these steering boxes apart from companies. Not sure if "specialized" tools are needed but cant see that being the case either.

Thanks for the replies and have a great day.

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01 Nov 2019 18:50 #215275 by kirkynut
If you were in the UK I'd suggest getting a second hand one.

They're very reliable, so what's the problem?

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01 Nov 2019 22:58 #215287 by Jim Jim

kirkynut wrote: If you were in the UK I'd suggest getting a second hand one.

They're very reliable, so what's the problem?

Kirkynut


Hey Mate,

Thanks for the reply.

Its leaking at the top between the box hosing and the "cover" where the adjustment screw is. I took off the four bolts, where were really tight, and discovered that there is a seal on the shaft which is where I suspect its leaking from.

It has no play, no grinding, just leaking fluid, even while idling.

Cheers

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