Steering box oil fill

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Steering box oil fill

Postby potshot23 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:00 am

My manual steering gear box is leaking some. Starting to turn hard, and wondering how to add fluid without removing the 3 bolt cap. Will one of the 3 bolts have an open thread bottom that the fluid can be added through?
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Re: Steering box oil fill

Postby Smiley » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:33 am

John Deere corn head grease,it is thin enough to flow into gears but thick enough to not leak out worn seals
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/UEwk_sYP6A8

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The manual steering gear lubricant is GM #12377985 available from most GM dealers, also look at places that sell early Corvette parts for the GM stuff and they sell a hollow bolt for the top plate with a zerk fitting to get it in the steering box.
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Re: Steering box oil fill

Postby chevyart » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:56 pm

smiley. where the heck did you get that info.. the old saying: the picture is worth a thousand words. thank you art
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Re: Steering box oil fill

Postby potshot23 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:25 pm

Thanks for the info, much appreciated. Even the Vega/Monza shop manual didn't show this.. :D
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Re: Steering box oil fill

Postby chevyart » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:19 pm

het potshot the guys on this site know more than the service manuals. bunch of really smart guys on this site, and it gets better. they are all good guys. art
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Re: Steering box oil fill

Postby chevyart » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:19 pm

het potshot the guys on this site know more than the service manuals. bunch of really smart guys on this site, and it gets better. they are all good guys. art
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Re: Steering box oil fill

Postby potshot23 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:33 pm

Hey chevyart, You sure are right..
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Re: Steering box oil fill

Postby potshot23 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:37 pm

Hey smiley, How full is full ??
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Re: Steering box oil fill

Postby Smiley » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:25 am

a little air space is ok, if you can see it rising in the center hole it should be good.
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