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EFV-8 Club Forum / 1932 Ford Discussion / LEAKING 1932 STEERING BOX

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08-24-2021 @ 10:14 AM
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Have a stock '32 box....was rebuilt many moons ago.
It leaks off the very front end (open) cap area.
I would like to remove it, clean it, reseal it up.
Looks like the rebuilder used some orange RTV years ago and it failed.

Any helpful hints on steps to take on doing this would be welcomed.
I assume I remove the 2 attaching bolts, clean it up, put on a new gasket & sealer?
Are there gaskets available and from who?
What flavor steering box lube is preferred for the box?

Thanks!

carcrazy
08-24-2021 @ 10:44 AM
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C&G has the steering box gasket set for 1932 to 1936 Fords in stock.

1931 Flamingo
08-24-2021 @ 12:25 PM
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I would suggest Penn Rite steering box lube, Tractor Supply has something similar I'm told.....................NO leaks.
Paul in CT

3w2
08-25-2021 @ 6:43 PM
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Covered in depth on fordbarn.com in response to the same question.

carcrazy
08-25-2021 @ 9:55 PM
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One lubricant that many people like to use in the steering box, especially if it has a leaking lower seal, is John Deere Corn Head Grease. It is available from John Deere tractor stores in 14 ounce tubes for grease guns under part number AN102562. It is thixotropic and a problem solving grease for gear boxes with leaky seals. From my personal experience, it stopped a leak from my steering box.

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