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05-12-2007, 01:54 PM
Hello Everyone!

I just ordered the parts to hopefully fix my steering gear in my 57 Hawk. It has the champion 185 six cylinder with a Flightomatic and standard steering. The steering unit is leaking. The question is : Do I have to pull the whole unit out of the car to rebuild it or can it be done while it's still in the car? I don't exactly understand what the book says but I get the impression that I can do it in the car. Has anyone done one of these? Any words of wisdom?

As always---Thanks---Dan

05-12-2007, 03:33 PM
I posted this on the forum when I put a seal in my 52 Commander. I did it while the steering gear was in the car, but the fenders were off which made it easier.

Here is the thread:


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

05-12-2007, 11:24 PM
Thanks Leonard--The pictures help alot. Dan