Questions & Answers
Questions: I have an M38 and bought a new sector shaft. When I installed and torqued the original Pittmann arm, it only engaged 1/2 of the indexing grooves leaving no room for a lock washer with adequate nut threads. Any suggestions?
Question By: Gary L Carlson on Apr 13 2021 3:42 PM
They have to go on very tight. Please give us a call toll free to help out.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 13 2021 9:15 AM
Questions: What do you recommend for end play on a new sector shaft with a new worm on an M38?
Question By: Gary L Carlson on Apr 5 2021 8:34 PM
I dont think the book really gives a spec on that. Your sector shaft and bushings should be tight in there with little to no slop.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 5 2021 1:35 PM
Questions: i have a sector shaft stamped ta124999. is kit number 804533k the correct replacement ?
Question By: rich shelby on Feb 21 2021 1:26 PM
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org some more vehicle information and we can go from there to help out.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 22 2021 5:42 AM
Questions: Do I need to ream the bushings once they are installed?
Question By: Ken on Feb 29 2020 8:53 PM
Yes, that is correct.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 2 2020 10:35 AM
Questions: Am rebuilding my steering box on a 1952 Willys Truck. My box has a 15/16" sector shaft with 1 1/2" pin centers. I suppose, in the past, someone swapped in a M-38 box??? Can you tell me the overall length of this sector shaft? WHAT I HAVE BOX # TA1303200 COVER # TA125999 SECTOR # TA124999 MY SECTOR IS 7 1/4" OVERALL-BUTTON TO END OF THREAD. THANKS MUCH!
Question By: Donald G Clayman on Jun 4 2019 1:49 AM
The overall length is 6-7/8" for the M38
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 4 2019 6:05 AM
Questions: I received my steering sector kit for my gear box the long bushing has no hole for oil passage do I need to drill it.
Question By: donnie on Jan 4 2018 2:53 AM
They are a self lubricating bushing.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jan 4 2018 5:54 AM
Questions: upon disassembly I noticed, underneath the lower bearing there is a "cap" on the bottom of the steering box with a hole in the center from my understanding that is for the horn wires. inside the shaft the horn rod is still there. im not concerned with running a horn however is there a seal that will keep the oil from leaking out of that bottom cover hole? how do I remove this "cap" and do you have a replacement? originally it had grease in it so leaking was not an issue, however upon rebuild id like to run oil.
Question By: jason on Mar 13 2017 1:17 PM
You need to use a freeze plug on. Or we can get you a good used one.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 13 2017 9:28 AM
Questions: best way to remove old bushings? I cant get mine to budge
Question By: jason on Mar 11 2017 1:14 AM
You will want to take a socket the same size the bushing and press it out in a vise.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 13 2017 5:53 AM
What also works well is to split the bushing in half by cutting through it on one side with a metal sawzall blade.
Answer By: Matthew on Jul 8 2020 1:33 AM
Questions: Can you tell me the pin to pin dimension of the sector shaft pins?
Question By: Bryan on Mar 16 2015 12:00 AM
1-1/2 center to center like original.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 17 2015 12:00 AM
Questions: Do you sell the gasket for the steering box cover?
Question By: Steve on Jul 25 2012 12:00 AM
I would just use some gasket sealant for that.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jul 25 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Will this shaft fit my cj5 with buick v6 1967, or what will thanks
Question By: Don on May 11 2012 12:00 AM
The V6-225 gear boxes take a different one. We have the bushings and oil seals for that one.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 14 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Do you have the washer and nut for the shaft end?
Question By: Anonymous on Feb 19 2012 12:00 AM
It really is a local hardware store item. We could probably get you good used if you needed us to.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 20 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: if i order this, i live on samish island washington state, whats the fastest way to get the 80453kk to me, like yesterday?
Question By: Anonymous on Jun 27 2011 12:00 AM
We can next day air it. Please call us toll free. We are more than happy to help out.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 27 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: Do you sell the oil seal for the gear box separately?
Question By: Chris on Apr 12 2011 12:00 AM
Sure. Please call us toll free.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 12 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: Will the15/16 sector fit the 1955 m38a1
Question By: Mariano Rodriguez on Dec 19 2010 12:00 AM
No, this is for M38 only. I do have the ball bearings and bushing for the M38A1 however.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Dec 24 2010 12:00 AM