Manual steering box

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    I have a question maybe somebody could help with, I have a 71 manual steering box and it creeks when you turn it it seems like it’s really dry like it needs to be greased, does anyone know of a way to actually put grease in there without completely taking it apart ?
     
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    Remove a upper & lower cover bolt diagonal from each other.

    Pump chassis grease in the lower bolt hole till it oozes out top.

    Reinstall bolts. Done.

    Without a exit, boxes are very difficult to fill. If it not installed it's easy enough to remove top cover, dig out the old grease and pump in fresh.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I didn’t know those holes went all the way thru.
     
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    I filled my PS steering ox as outlined, and with my small grease gun it took 80 pumps to get it to run out the bolt hole.
     
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    I never had to add any lube/grease, as steering box was full, only had to adjust to take up some play, so it never got to a point of making creeking noises! Try adding some lube as per that link I posted and see if that solves the noise, but like mentioned in the article, adding grease will not solve issues if parts are worn!
    While you are at it, here is link to adjusting steering box. Have fun!
    http://www.stangerssite.com/adjustment.html
    David
     

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