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Leaking steering box

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by earnies2, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. earnies2

    earnies2 Member

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    I need some advice. I'm working on a link belt 86100 and the front steering box is leaking out of the front cover. It was also leaking from the line which i replaced already that was 80% of the leak. In the pictures it is leaking between the first casting and the body of the box. There is a o ring in there. If i take off the steering shaft and the 5 or 6 bolts holding the casting am i going to get in trouble? 20200601_134303.jpg 20200601_134244.jpg
     
  2. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

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    It should just be a standard steering box from TRW or sheppard etc. Link belt just buys it from someone. I would dismount it from the crane and get it on a bench. Its probably a toss up on rebuilding it yourself or getting a reman. Rebuilding it yourself will be cheaper.

    It looks pretty rusty, so a reman might be easier.