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#1 Papajoe OFFLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2018 - 09:56 AM

The power steering cylinder is leaking and it looks like the ends are welded on. Can anyone tell me if that cylinder is able to be rebuilt or not?


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Posted February 23, 2018 - 11:29 AM

There are a lot of those cylinders that are built that way.  Check on U-Tube as there is a couple videos that show how that can be redone, but probably not at home..  Weld has to be ground off and the tube cut where the weld was.  Cylinder can then be rebuilt.  The tricky part comes into play.  Cylinder has to be lined up that way it was cut apart and held in that position.  Cold wet towels or rags placed on both sides of the cut and start wire welding the tube back together.  Rags must be changed often to keep the temp down and not ruin the seals.  A good welding machine shop could probably do it for you.


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Posted February 23, 2018 - 02:18 PM

We cut one apart only to find that there was a snap ring under the seal. So you might try removing the seal and see what is under there. 


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Posted February 26, 2018 - 09:59 AM

Thank you guys.



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Posted February 28, 2018 - 08:55 PM

Does anyone know of a good replacement that works?




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