140 series steering box

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  1. Gary Heston

    Gary Heston Guest

    Greetings;

    The steering box in my '72 145 is worn pretty badly (the steering
    wheel has about 2" of play at the rim) with the adjustment tightened
    as much as possible, and is leaking. This isn't good, particularly
    at Interstate speeds.

    Does anybody know of a source for new/rebuilt units, or have a good
    used one laying around? I presume it'd be interchangeable between all
    models of 140 series, and possibly 160 series, but North Alabama is
    short on donor cars of those types.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.


    Gary

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    Gary Heston, Jul 16, 2003
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    Jim Carriere Guest

    "Gary Heston" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Greetings;
    >
    > The steering box in my '72 145 is worn pretty badly (the steering
    > wheel has about 2" of play at the rim) with the adjustment tightened
    > as much as possible, and is leaking. This isn't good, particularly
    > at Interstate speeds.
    >
    > Does anybody know of a source for new/rebuilt units, or have a good
    > used one laying around? I presume it'd be interchangeable between all
    > models of 140 series, and possibly 160 series, but North Alabama is
    > short on donor cars of those types.
    >
    > Any suggestions would be appreciated.


    I'd get under the front of the car first and make sure it isn't anything
    else in the steering linkage. The idler arm bushing on my 142 was pretty
    much gone and as a result my steering wheel had about as much play as you
    describe (even with the adjustment on top of the steering box tightened).
     
    Jim Carriere, Jul 16, 2003
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  3. Gary Heston

    Gary Heston Guest

    In article <bf4f7r$qvt$>,
    Jim Carriere <> wrote:
    >"Gary Heston" <> wrote in message
    >news:...

    [ ... ]
    >> The steering box in my '72 145 is worn pretty badly (the steering
    >> wheel has about 2" of play at the rim) with the adjustment tightened
    >> as much as possible, and is leaking. This isn't good, particularly
    >> at Interstate speeds.

    [ ... ]
    >I'd get under the front of the car first and make sure it isn't anything
    >else in the steering linkage. The idler arm bushing on my 142 was pretty
    >much gone and as a result my steering wheel had about as much play as you
    >describe (even with the adjustment on top of the steering box tightened).


    The tie rods, center rod, upper and lowe ball joints, and all front end
    bushings were replaced about 7 months ago. The loose steering was a
    problem before then, and the leaking indicates it's the box. Particularly
    when I can open the hood and rotate the input shaft by hand and see the
    output arm not moving.


    Gary

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    Wally: "Were we doing well?"
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    Gary Heston, Jul 17, 2003
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