My steering gearbox has a leak coming from the.

Tiny
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
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My steering gearbox has a leak coming from the top plate that has the four bolts in it and the center adjustment bolt.
Is there a way to just fix the leak without having to replace the entire box?

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 AT 2:01 AM

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Tiny
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To the best of my knowledge, you should be able to replace the gasket. (If I am thinking of the same part you described.)

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 AT 2:11 AM
Tiny
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As you are looking down at the top of the gearbox there is a square plate (for lack of a better term), that has a bolt in the middle that I believe is for adjusting the gear and four bolts on the outside corners to keep it fastened down.
The Chevy dealer says I should replace the whole box; of course they would charge me $800+.

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 AT 2:19 AM
Tiny
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You can remove that but you may have to make the gasket.

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 AT 2:22 AM
Tiny
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Thank you!
Once it warms up a little in the frozen northland I will tackle it and see how it turnes out.

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 AT 2:28 AM
Tiny
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Let me know how things go

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 AT 2:29 AM

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