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07-13-2017, 11:14 PM
55 c body 2 door , 60 year old steering box , does the box get lube ,while the power steering gets fluid ? Can I just go to a Napa store for steering box grease? Thanks Mike I,m just concern cause I would guess the steering box needs grease after sixty years , and I'm driving the car without having that service done....

Dwain G.
07-14-2017, 08:30 PM
Type 'A' fluid is obsolete. This system seems to run quietest with type 'F' fluid in pump reservoir.

07-14-2017, 08:51 PM
Yes, the power pump gets ATF or a specific power steering fluid, the steering box a very different lube. I found a product called Penrite Steering Box lube several years back. Extremely thick gear oil. You will likely find conflicting advice for both the power steering hydraulic system and the box.

07-14-2017, 11:39 PM
Studebaker International sells this for the steering gear.http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~dyndetail~Z5Z5Z50001003a~Z5Z5Z5AAHBE~P24.50~~~~S4YQ1EMJIQ6613311838 0l~Z5Z5Z5~Z5Z5Z50001003a

07-15-2017, 06:34 AM
You will find old lube has turned to tar like substance. gouge it out as best as you can then add fresh lube.removing 4 bolt cover below hyd cylinder to access "Gear Box" and gouge away. Luck Doofus

07-15-2017, 01:21 PM
Lucas makes a chain & gear lube (not the aerosol) which was suggested here for my '59 Lark(no power steering) which had sat for 40+ years. It worked superbly.

Dwain G.
07-15-2017, 03:14 PM
Most of the gear lubes mentioned above are intended for a Ross manual steering box. For your Saginaw I would stick with 90 weight unless it's a leaker.