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Mopar1973Man

Finally after all this time the steering gearbox now just starting to leak power steering fluid. Input seal is weeping fluid and I had to top off with power steering fluid about 8 ounces worth. So I'm going to have to look into a gearbox seal kit and rebuild my box. I will not replace it with Bluetop or Readhead. Still tight steering just now starting to weep power steering fluid.

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jlbayes

Interested to see. My box was an unknown so I bought a bluetop. Very happy with it so far.

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Mopar1973Man

Can some one verify if all steering boxes where the same from 98.5 to 02? It seems seal kits for just the 02 are not available but a full kit is available for 01. If they are the same ill just order a 2001 seal kit.

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Wild and Free
12 minutes ago, Mopar1973Man said:

Can some one verify if all steering boxes where the same from 98.5 to 02? It seems seal kits for just the 02 are not available but a full kit is available for 01. If they are the same ill just order a 2001 seal kit.

 

Just give Ryan a call at Blue top he is a stand up guy and will walk you through any questions you have. His business has really taken off and he was able to walk away from his 90k+ a year job a month ago to focus on his business full time now. I will miss working with him, he made the days go by faster, he is a comical character all the time.

BTW he actually builds some gears and components for Redhead lol. They work together on some things, they contract out some things to him.

He told me a while back he appreciated me throwing his name out there and sending him business. I pass this on to you guys for supporting Blue collar America!!!! He is a one man show, he does it all..........for now.

 

Heck you may wind up with another site sponsor out of the call. He drives a 94 cummins 4x4 dually reg cab 5 speed with a home built dump bed.

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dripley

@Wild and Free did he work with you? Good to see his business is working for him. I have heard him mentioned here before several times.

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Wild and Free

Yes we worked together here at the coal mine for the last 6+- years or so, he was great to have around he was one of those guys who was handy as all get out and could do most anything mechanical as well as weld and fabricate better than most full time welders. He has a lot of machinist tools for rebuilding his gears lathes and such. He is one of those guys who builds most of his own stuff, I have seen many of his projects and he is one of those guys where things are natural to him that way and gets things done fast on top of it.

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dripley
9 minutes ago, Wild and Free said:

Yes we worked together for the last 6+- years or so, he was great to have around he was one of those guys who was handy as all get out and could do most anything mechanical as well as weld and fabricate better than most full time welders.

Well it is his gain and your loss, Been thru that some in my career. Tough to loose the good ones but they always seem to be the ones that move up. Shoot I was one once until I decided to become the head baby sitter.

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jlbayes

Per my starparts catalog model year 2000-2002 R2113611AG were the same. And R2113500AC my 1994-01 were the same. Those are the factory part numbers for the complete boxes.

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Hawkez

1994-2001 and 2000-2002?? :think:  There is some overlap there? So a 2000 and 2001 could go either part number?

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Mopar1973Man

That's what screwed me up too. I stopped by the dealer I bought the truck from and they don't sell the kit either but could tell me if the box in my truck is the same as the box in 2001 truck.

 

I've checked NAPA and Autozone both and neither store sells a master seal kit for a 2002 truck. Only a input shaft seal kit or a output seal kit. Now get them to check the book 2001 they do sell a master seal kit. Now the dealer says that there might be enough difference internally that the kit might not work. 

 

I'm not buying a new gear box. Not happening. Seal kits as low as $27 and the knowledge to rebuild the box is priceless... 

 

I'll give Ryan a call today at BlueTop maybe he can get me the seal kit. 

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jlbayes
1 hour ago, Hawkez said:

1994-2001 and 2000-2002?? :think:  There is some overlap there? So a 2000 and 2001 could go either part number?

 

Makes sense doesn't it. LOL

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Mopar1973Man

OK... Talked to Ryn at BlueTop Steering... Great man and knows his stuff. There is one small difference between the steering boxes. It's the input shaft seal. The early version has a dust seal and pressure seal. Where the later version has single dust/pressure seal. So I've got to get him a picture of the input shaft and he'll get me the complete seal kit for my box. 

 

Blue Top Steering Gear Inc.

701-301-1256

Ryan@bluetopsteeringgears.com

 

 @Wild and Free He called you out by name and mention the time you worked together at the coal mine. :wink:

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