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Cortina MK1 steering box oil seal.

 
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1970 cortina GT



Joined: 05 Dec 2013
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Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Cortina MK1 steering box oil seal. Reply with quote

I’m leaking oil out of my steering box , running down the drop arm, I see there is an oil seal just above where the drop arm bolts on. Does anyone know if this seal can be changed without removing the steering box? Looks like a pretty big job if it needs to come out. Thanks.
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peteleo



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Location: San Mateo,California

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fairly easy to change. Disconnect the traverse bar from the s/box drop arm.
After removing the nut, remove the s/box arm with the aid of a puller or what i do is, place a 3' bar about an 1" wide against the inner section of the arm and hit the bar with a hammer. Pry seal off with a small screw driver.
Check that the shaft is tight or very little play in the bushing otherwise a new seal won't fix the leak.
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1970 cortina GT



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Pete, I’ll give it a try once Canada Post gets back to work.
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I have an Anglia, I replaced the seal with no issues.
The oil was also leaking from the end cover where the shims are and running down the box onto the drop arm.
I removed the cover and shims and a light smear of gasket sealer...no more leaks.
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1970 cortina GT



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too had a slight leak from the top and I made a gasket but I think I may have changed the spacing now I think about it, I’ll remove it and do the same Dave, thanks.
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