Jeep CJ/Scrambler 1971-1986 Repair Guide

Manual Steering Gear

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See Figure 1

FLUID LEVEL CHECK



1971

There is a fill plug on top of the steering gear box. The level should be maintained at the bottom of the fill plug hole. The correct lubricant is SAE 80W/90 gear oil.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Manual steering gear filler location, remove the bolt to fill

1972 and Later

These models use a steering box which is packed with grease. There is normally no need to add lubricant. However, the cover bolt opposite the adjuster may be removed for filling.

 
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