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Old 09-16-2020, 10:53 AM   #1
Rick Leavitt
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Default Steering gear box leak

I removed my complete steering gearbox on my 41 Mercury, column, shifter rod and steering wheel so I can get it painted. This was quite a task. I add some 140W gear oil. Now I have a leak at the steering shaft where it goes into the gearbox. I had it sitting on the floor at an angle. Is there a seal there or was it the angle I had it sitting.
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:12 AM   #2
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No seal there, leave the box empty of lube until after reinstalled.
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:23 PM   #3
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There is just a felt type of seal that is really just a dust seal, nothing to stop the lube from leaking out.
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:40 PM   #4
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You guys are awesome. Thank you so much!!!
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Ok next question, how do you get a picture on your profile LOL. I can't find a link.
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:50 PM   #6
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:56 PM   #7
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Thank you!!!!
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