'76 f-250 steering box leak


#1

I have a 76 ranger that developed a leak in the upper seal (where the shaft goes in) of the steering box. The truck is power steering. It leaks a few drips every time I use the truck (maybe a tablespoon over 7 times of using it (around the block, not very far). It leaks more when I turn the wheel too far (I think, I can hear it do something when I do that).

I am asking this because I just put the truck back together after tearing the front end down and putting it back together. Is that top joint an easy fix? or do I need to take the box out? or is it even worth going after at this point?


#2

Anyone have any advice?


#3

Back in the day, we sold seal kits right and left. An every day job in the Ford garage BUT best done with the gear out on a workbench. In fact the 30 year tech I just spoke to said, definitely remove steering gear to a workbench for the seal kit work.