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the girlfriends gear box is leaking, from what i could tell it was leaking out of the input shaft area. i looked at it after i got back from the bar and it was dark so no guarantees that is where its leaking.

the question is, i pulled the diagram on mitchell and there is a bunch of "O" rings that go around the valve body and all, now is that even worth tearing into? or would it need a full rebuild or replacement. i know seals go bad but i dont want to replace them if parts are warn and made the seals leak.
 

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Is it the input or the pitman arm seals?
the girlfriends gear box is leaking, from what i could tell it was leaking out of the input shaft area. i looked at it after i got back from the bar and it was dark so no guarantees that is where its leaking.

the question is, i pulled the diagram on mitchell and there is a bunch of "O" rings that go around the valve body and all, now is that even worth tearing into? or would it need a full rebuild or replacement. i know seals go bad but i dont want to replace them if parts are warn and made the seals leak.
yep the input seals
 

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if the box is the same as the 97,s its one main o ring / seal that is most likely the leak. slightly tricky to replace for those without acess to good tools but with you being a wcc student you should have littel dificulty.
ive replaced bolth in and output seals on my tj no leaks. its rather easy and way cheeper than a reman whitch i hear spring leaks alot. its more dificult pulling the box off the jeep than replacing the seals.
 

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if the box is the same as the 97,s its one main o ring / seal that is most likely the leak. slightly tricky to replace for those without acess to good tools but with you being a wcc student you should have littel dificulty.
ive replaced bolth in and output seals on my tj no leaks. its rather easy and way cheeper than a reman whitch i hear spring leaks alot. its more dificult pulling the box off the jeep than replacing the seals.
tools are not really an issue, i have a pretty good selection, and if i dont have it i have access to just about anything.
i told the GF that i wasn't really comfortable going into her gear to replace the seals sience its the last time i had one appart was high school.

but if its not too bad i might take a shot at it.
she is calling the shop tomorrow just to see how much it would cost.
 
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