It's 2 months since I did this job and the seals are doing just fine. The new steering box which came with the new vehicle should not have failed so soon as well as at such a low mileage. I'm not sure which way 8 goes? Would only purchase the 4 piece kit as you suggest next time. There's a good match between some components - 5 for 2, 6 for 3 and 7 for 4. So turn steering full left lock to remove sector shaft after unbolting top plate, Drift out old bearings carefully tap in new bearings with same size socket thin wall on bearings! The Land Rover steering box has some adjust built into it, so the play can be adjusted to some degree. Drop arm needs a good gear puller,Took the seals out buy drilling a small hole for a screw for something to pull on. Yep, tbh I agree with onlins.
Found the sector shaft bearings had broken up Torrington B2020 X2. So I bit the bullet and ordered a seal kit from land rover parts. Specifically, this warranty does not cover any expenses for time, rental, other parts, or any labor. Adjusting the play in the steering box The image on the right clearly shows the locknut and allen key adjuster in the middle of the steering box. Spend £100 on something that will last a year, spend 300 on something that will last ten. Bloody Land Rovers lawn rovers. Told me I need another box! My box was leaking bad, I went to a breakers and got a nice looking one for 35 quid, it dribbles a little bit occasionally - and I sold my leaking one on eBay for 20! I had a 10 ton hydraulic puller and just about managed it.
I need a new pump really, and then I might consider a high ratio box from bearmach, but tbh I'll probably end up leaving it as my cheap fix is working nicely Cheers if you are just fitting lower seal ,remove drop arm then circlip then start engine move steering wheel and washer and seal will be pushed out ,and as said above blue seal main seal goes in first then steel washer the circlip then black dirt seal, they can leak a little when turning with vehicle stood in some conditions as sector shaft will flex. I adjusted the steering box to lose the play the steering had, leak has gone and car passed it's MoT. Its an easy enough job to do, and here's how I did it. Went to collect it and the mechanic told me there was - a ring? Refil resevoir and bleed steering box via bleed screw on top of box don't forget to cross your fingers. I'm pleased with the outcome. If there are tight spots, or it doesn't self centre, then adjuster has been tightened to much. To complete the job, I discarded parts 8 and 9 see pic above and purchased a replacement seal item 1 in pic from Huddersfield Bearings £3.
Slacken it off a little, or you risk wearing out the steering box internals! Hello, Managed to remove my steering box so I can replace the seals. You may need to use the allen key to stop the adjuster turning with the lock nut. . Refit seals in the same order,check shaft for sharp edges and reassemble. The warranty begins from the date purchased.
As you mentioned I was shocked at the price of fluid and the speed with which it went from a small leak to pouring out - and impossible to steer when fluid ran out. The reason for this is that in the centre where it spends most of its life, it wears at that point. This warranty does not apply, and will be voided, if the warranty item has been damaged by abuse, misuse, accident, neglect, improper installation, or alteration. I enquired from the local main dlr at the time about a repair kit but the partsman advised me it would be a waste of time - he reckoned 6 mths would be the absolute max until leak returned. So I have had the new Land Rover for a few weeks now, and the first thing I noticed from driving around was the play in the steering box. You do not want to tighten up the adjuster too much, as it will lead to premature wear.
Grrrrrrr Took it back to garage, he was spitting feathers and told me the seals had gone again! I was speaking to one of the rebuilders in the week and they said that a possibility in the case of regular malfunctions is the power steering pump sticking and then over pressurising the steering box, causing the seals to fail. Installation should be performed by a licensed mechanic. Less than 18 months later the box is leaking again!! Looked in the reservoir today to top-up to the top and found the level hadn't moved since it was filled Monday. Did my Disco 7 months ago no leaks Good luck give it a go. I have replaced the steering box 4 times total to date with low vehicle total mileage of 37,900. I'm guessing this is an updated design of the dirt shield as detailed here - Any ideas? This warranty applies only when the installation instructions are followed in their entirety. I fitted one from Paddocks about 3 yrs ago and it was well worth the money.
The steering wheel moved around 2-3inchs before it started to turn the wheels. . I am waiting for the new steering box to fail again any time soon. If you adjust it in the centre position and try to turn lock to lock whilst test driving it may not turn and some one may have an accident. Confused Hi I had the same problem with my steering box, it would drip then dump then drip some more.
Booked it into a local garage for a new exchange box. Took it to and they fitted another exchange steering box. Took it back to the garage, he phoned me within half an hour and told me car was ready. Not too bad a job - worst part is probably getting drop arm off ; you could get the recon box with arm attached and while it would be a bit dearer might be worth it. Hi all, long time since I've been on these forums. This warranty covers repairing or replacing the warranty item only. Just over two weeks the box is leaking again.
Not sure how realistic a reason this is - be interesting to hear from others on the forum. In the past few weeks the box has started leaking again!!! I removed parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 and as you can see, they're not going back. Obviously I generalise, but you get the idea. I would change it for a recon unit. This warranty is offered only to the original purchaser of the item and is not transferrable. Note: Adjusting the play will involve a bit of trial and error. I don't see the point of a recon box.