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Old 3rd January 2014, 20:55   #16
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Change the oil seal, and you should be fine. Just make sure you get it done at a proper place.
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Old 3rd January 2014, 21:22   #17
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Your lucky, It's top oil seal easily changeable. If it was bottom, it would be hard to replace also stop leakage. Disconnect the steering rod from the pump remove seal using a small screwdriver. Use old oil seal as sample to buy new one.
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Going to TASS tomorrow. Fingers crossed. Looks to be the oil seal. Final estimate tomorrow.
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Lol and I assumed vehicle was at workshop and they giving you these prices etc. Oil seal is absolutely a straight fix as all have mentioned.
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Apparently, it did not turn out to be a simple fix.
Its some inner seal.
so the steering box has been sent to manufacturer (ZF) who will fix this. Should know the quotes by today evening.
Apparently, they send steering box to ZF not just for leaks, but also for something called overhaul. This is done when there is excessive play in the steering(and not fixable by center pin).
Hopefully, the damage should be less than 6-7K

Do the jeeps have RCBT or Rack and Pinion?
Safari has RCBT
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My Safari had excessive play in the steering, no leaks. Since it was in extended warranty phase the steering box was replaced with an overhauled box. When i made a big noise about it, they replaced with a new steering box.
However, when they replace yours, you might experience tighter steering while turning to either one side. Do look out for that and ask them to ensure that the effort should be the same while turning both ways. There is some setting in the box they play around with, if that doesnt work they need to overhaul again. This is one reason why i rejected the overhauled box.
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Old 6th January 2014, 18:10   #22
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Do the jeeps have RCBT or Rack and Pinion?
Safari has RCBT
Most solid axle vehicles have RCBT IMO, and some IFS have RCBT.
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Most solid axle vehicles have RCBT IMO, and some IFS have RCBT.
you got it right. All Bolero 2WDs with IFS came with rack and pinion and 4WDs with RCBT.
Recently i got my Bolero 4x4's steering box serviced for leakage from a specialist and it costed me around 4000 to change oil seal.
Got steering box of our oldest Safari 2.2 repaired few years back for almost same problem as mentioned by Tanveer and it costed around 5.5 K.
I believe Safari Strome comes with rack and pinion.

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cost me 6700. 5000 was taken by ZF. 1000 by Tata for labor. And rest is taxes and stuff.
Yes, the Storme has now moved to rack and pinion.

Steering is tighter now. No vagueness. There was a lot of play earlier which is gone.
But I have been complaining about play for a long time. I believe this job should have been done in extended warranty itself!
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Apparently, it did not turn out to be a simple fix.
Its some inner seal.

Safari has RCBT
Your right there is a lock. SB has to be dismantled to remove the lock. I miss took for different SB. Sorry.
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