Steering Gear Box Rebuild and Parts Install - Willys CJ-2A
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Questions: I have a 50 cj3a the sector shaft broke off at the spline coming out of the steering box. I am ordering a new one but what would cause this to happen. We normally only drive it on pavement. I noticed the steering was really sloppy so I was taking it home. It broke taking the corner to my home. Jumped the curb and didnt hit anything but was going 40 just before that. Putting this out there for others in case they would experience the same sloppy steering. thanks
Question By: Richard on Aug 28 2022 4:21 PM
After 70 plus years of wear and tear and abuse Im sure its possible.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 29 2022 5:32 AM
Questions: Hello, I would like to know if you ship outside the USA, for example in my case to Barcelona (SPAIN)?
Question By: David Casas on Jul 12 2021 4:38 PM
We ship daily international. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jul 12 2021 12:13 PM
Questions: what typ reamer will i need thanks
Question By: arthur w skidmore on Mar 26 2020 6:39 PM
Some use oil and light sand paper to hand fit. Some people use a wheel cylinder honer to fit.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 26 2020 11:44 AM
Questions: Would i need to ream the bushings?
Question By: Ron Evans on Feb 5 2020 11:15 PM
When you press them in evenly it is common for the ID of the bushing to mushroom in just a bit. So its typically to hand ream just a bit to get a nice tight slip fit.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 6 2020 5:32 AM
Questions: How many teeth on the sector shaft
Question By: Dave on Nov 19 2019 2:23 AM
These appear to be 36 spline like original.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 19 2019 7:13 AM
Questions: I have a '71 CJ5 4 cylinder. The sector shaft is 7/8". Your online catalog indicated the larger shaft for that year. Is item 805123 the correct part for me? The old shaft has no. T124998 on it.
Question By: Reed on Aug 3 2019 12:47 AM
If you have the 4-134 F motor then the 7/8" diameter shaft would be correct for you.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 5 2019 5:49 AM
Questions: i have a cj2A and would like to know if this item is the correct one for a ross T125996 stearing gear, thank you very much,
Question By: thierry on Feb 26 2019 4:33 PM
I cant cross that Ross number but this is the proper one for the CJ-2A with the original steering gear box.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 26 2019 10:19 AM
Questions: Could you tell me the weight of this item please?
Question By: DIEGO on Jan 14 2019 1:07 PM
It weighs approx 2 pounds boxed.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jan 14 2019 5:50 AM
Questions: Do you also have worm gear bearings, shims ,and bolt gasket washers for cover plate in a kit with the sector shaft and bushings and gasket
Question By: Mike Mcknight on Oct 28 2018 1:49 AM
We can definitely help you with all those items. Give me a call toll free and we can go over it. 888.648.4923. Thanks
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 28 2018 1:11 PM
Questions: What’s the correct alignment for the selector shaft to Pittman arm please. I ordered the kit yesterday.
Question By: Patrick mcdonagh on Sep 2 2018 8:15 PM
You have to align your wheels and have the steering wheel in the center position on the worm gear. Call and ask for Mike M. I can walk you thru it.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 4 2018 1:23 PM
Questions: Do you carry the horn wire tube as part of any of the steering box rebuild kits?
Question By: Bill H on May 3 2018 1:46 PM
Depending on what vehicle you're working on, we do carry everything for the horn. Give us a call toll free and we can figure it up for you. Thanks
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 4 2018 7:48 AM
Questions: I have a early1955 CJ5 serial #57548 10040. I don’t think it has the correct size steering box. The sector shaft is 15/16” the steering tube /worm gear is 41 1/2” long. Box #TL122995. I also have another steering box #T122983 with 7/8 sector shaft but the steering tube/worm gear is only 38” long. Which one would be the correct one to rebuild.
Question By: Rick on Apr 11 2018 7:23 PM
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. I can help you ID your sector shaft for you. I'll need to get some additional info.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 11 2018 12:38 PM
Questions: My 63 JC3B is going to receive the kit# 805123. It has an upper wobble in the sector shaft & some play in the steering wheel at the center/straight wheel position. If the replacement kit does not remove this wobble would a "Tightsteer" kit #T161000, remove it? Thank you.
Question By: PLThomas on Dec 12 2017 9:21 PM
This kit really should take care of the issue. I would also make sure you properly shim your gear box and see part number: 646084. The tightsteer kit would do the rest if your still having any issues.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Dec 13 2017 5:48 AM
Questions: Hi products 805123 and 805123A - are they identical? (steering gearbox sector shafts)
Question By: H du Plessis on Nov 29 2017 10:55 AM
Yes, it is the same part.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 29 2017 5:57 AM
Questions: Im restoring a 1960 Willys Jeep Dispatcher DJ-3A and the steering gear box has a lot of play in it. There is no listing for that model jeep. Which rebuild kit would fit this model.
Question By: Bobby on Oct 10 2017 2:38 AM
We can probably help with some of the items you need. Please email email@example.com and we can go from there. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 10 2017 5:53 AM
Questions: I recently purchased the steering gear box sector shaft repair kit and have a couple of questions that maybe you can help me out with. The old bushing came out fairly easy, but, the new bushing just fell right in and the shaft was a pretty tight fit, shouldn't that be the other way around. I'm afraid that the shaft and bushing will rotate inside the gearing box. I would think the shaft should rotate in the bushing to save wear on the housing. Also with the cover off and turning the wheel back and forth, the sector shaft will move and cause the nipples to come free from the worm gear. With the cover on it keeps the sector shaft from moving back and forth. I assume that is how it is supposed to work, but, worry that would put a lot of pressure on the steering box cover, is that a concern? Should there be a bushing on the outside of the steering box on the sector shaft and pitman arm to eliminate this lateral movement?
Question By: Randy on Sep 14 2017 9:22 PM
Please call and ask for Mike M. I can help you trouble shoot and ID your gear box.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 15 2017 5:44 AM
Questions: Hi, I have a doubt, my jeep is a Kaiser Willys CJ-5 1964 serial number 8305 164072 has a problem with slop. I don´t know what diameter sector shaft (7/8" or 15/16") cus´ both item 805123 and 938194KA mark to CJ-5 1964
Question By: litz on Apr 19 2017 1:12 AM
In 1965 you could have either. Typically if you have the 4-134 F engine its a 7/8" and if the V6225 they used the 15/16" sector. Its best to measure.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 19 2017 6:05 AM
Questions: Hi Mike Please email all the part numbers for this steering repair kit. Thx regards Donovan
Question By: Donovan Waite on Oct 15 2016 8:25 PM
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll free and we can help you ID what all you need for your Willys Jeep.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 17 2016 5:54 AM
Questions: Do you have access to the "Cover and Tube" that goes into the gearbox for the horn wiring to pass through? If not how do I keep oil from leaking around the wire?
Question By: Hayes Lose on Oct 4 2016 11:41 PM
That is available good used. Please call us toll free.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 5 2016 6:00 AM
Questions: What do you put in steering box ,It has grease in it now I have read to use 90 wt instead .which one do you recommend Thanks
Question By: Rich Morgan on Sep 20 2016 7:38 PM
We typically use 90 weight but a lot of people use grease as well.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 21 2016 5:40 AM
Questions: I have a MB chassis and I removed the steering box. I got the M38 worm gear from you folks. but it doesn't match with the pins on the sector shaft. So I looked the Ross part numbers The box is TA122985 (which appears to be M38) the sector shaft is TA124977 (which is 29/32 and the pins are 1.5 inches appear) The worm gear I have is TA 123001 (which appears to be a light truck) I want to what parts I need to make this work again Thanks
Question By: Terry Martin on Aug 13 2016 7:27 PM
Sounds like you may have an M38A1 gear box actually. Please call us toll free we can try to help you.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 15 2016 5:43 AM
Questions: I have 58 CJ 3 B (navy) and the steering box may not have come on that jeep. It is a Ross T 122983 and T 125998. How can I identify the box so that I can order parts?
Question By: Richard L Phippen on Aug 9 2016 3:21 PM
Please email email@example.com the diameter of your sector shaft and the center to center on the nubs that ride on the worm gear and we can help.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 9 2016 8:49 AM
Questions: I ordered and received part 805123 for steering gear box. It did not come with "sector Shaft oil seal" per the video or with either of the two worm gear ball bearings and race. do I need to order part 646084? does this include one or ball bearings and races? Part 805123 came with an ignition switch and keys? Why???
Question By: Daniel Baldwin on Aug 8 2016 12:32 AM
You should have gotten the oil seal with it. The 646084 is a separate item. Please call us toll free and we can help.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 8 2016 5:38 AM
Questions: Does the steering gear box have to come off the frame to be able to replace just the sector shaft? I had the nipples shear on the shaft working it in heavy snow on a rough trail. Fender is off, pitman arm is off, gear box cover is off. What stops sector shaft from coming straight out and replacement going right back in? Anything I'm not seeing?
Question By: Clay on Mar 5 2015 12:00 AM
You can probabaly take the fender off and then be able to slide the sector shaft out for extra clearance.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 6 2015 12:00 AM
Questions: Does this kit (Steering Gear Box Sector Shaft Repair Kit 7/8) fit the M-38 Military Jeep? Above you indicate that it fits 41-66 MB models. However, according to my information production was stopped on the MB models in 1945 or 1946. The next Military model was the M-38. I am restoring an M-38. The steering box has too much play and needs overhauling. Do I need this kit for the M-38?
Question By: Martin Suber on Jan 1 1970 12:00 AM
Please see above for individual vehicle year listings. The kit for the M38 is part number: 804533K
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jul 1 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: Will this kit work in a 71 CJ5?
Question By: Tom on Mar 28 2014 12:00 AM
938194KA is the part number you want for 1967-71 with the 15/16 sector shaft.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 28 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: We just dismantled the steering box for a 1949 pickup. The sector shaft is worn but measures 0.932 (59/64) where there is no wear. Part number is TA124997. You list 1 and 7/8 shaft kits. Will one of these work for us? Will it fit properly into the worm?
Question By: Karl Hamson on Jan 1 1970 12:00 AM
The Willys Truck in that year's sector is only available good used. Please call us toll free.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 24 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: When I am driving my willys cj-2a, I steer and it makes a sort of clicking noise and occasionally locks up. Does my steering gear box just need lubrication, or does it need replacement parts. If that is the case, what parts? Thanks!
Question By: Morgan on Sep 24 2013 12:00 AM
Sounds like you need to go thru your steering and see what is going on. I wouldnt drive it again untill you do. I would check your gear box, tie rods, bellcrank, king pins, ect...
Answer By: Willys Tech on Sep 25 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: I see the cut off year is 66 for CJ-5. Is it possible that it will work with a 67 CJ-5?
Question By: Joe on Apr 24 2013 12:00 AM
Yes sometimes if you still have the 4-134 engine. Its always good to measure after 1966. Before then it is always 7/8 after it could be either.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 24 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1956 CJ5, with a loose on the steering and also is very hard, this kit works for my jeep?
Question By: Juan on Apr 8 2013 12:00 AM
Yes this will be the proper kit for you Jeep.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 9 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 46 CJ2A and have very much free play in my steering when the steering wheel is moved from left to right. where do I start the repairs? also how can I be sure the vehicle is what the seller said it is. the vin plate came loose with the jeep but the numbers match the title. vin plate supplied is #CJ2A734550.
Question By: Jay Warner on Feb 13 2013 12:00 AM
This is the first part you need. It will take most of the slop out of the gear box for you. I would also get part number: 646084 too. We do have 'Tightsteer' kits too that are part number 7161000
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 14 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: Getting ready to order this. Have my old shaft and bearings out. Is there a seal that goes where steering wheel input shaft enters the steering box - didn't really want to take the that out if not. Thanks, Bill
Question By: Bill Stinson on Jan 24 2013 12:00 AM
Yes there is a oil seal that goes where the shaft comes out. It also come in this kit too.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 25 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: i am looking for a sector shaft that fits a 1953 m38 A1 military jeep/ can you find one?
Question By: dennis on Dec 14 2012 12:00 AM
Those are only available used right now. We have all new bushings, oil seals ect for that box.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Dec 17 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: It seems my system of haphazardously placing parts here and there has failed me and I have misplaced the nut that goes on the end of the steering sector shaft. Would you happen to know the size and TPI of the nut that goes on the sector shaft?
Question By: Kyle on Oct 4 2012 12:00 AM
It is a think walled nut. They are only available used really. Please call us toll free. We can probably help.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 5 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: I cannot seem to find the contact bushing that isright next to the slot for the horn wiring, and several inches above the worm gear. i believe I have ordered everything else i need but that.
Question By: anthony Betz on Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM
You want part numbers: A302 & A302B
Answer By: Willys Tech on Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1965 cj5,It pulls to the left real bad.what would I have to replace? complete rebuild?
Question By: butch on Jul 5 2012 12:00 AM
This would help. I would also take a look at your tie rod ends.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jul 5 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: I Have 1948 CJ-2A Stock Drive Train. Steering Wheel has Quite A Bit Of Play In It. Jeep Goes Down The Road Fine. No Shimmy Or Shake. Would This Kit Sove My Problem? Rest Of Front End Seems Tight. Thanks For Your Help.
Question By: dave on Apr 26 2012 12:00 AM
This and part number: 646084 will take care of it for you.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 26 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: We have a CJ2A We removed the worm drive bolt on the bottom of the steering box. We can't get the bolt to thread while trying to reassemble the unit. What are we missing? Also how mant ball berrings should there be on each end of the box. Please help!
Question By: Al DeFuria on Mar 31 2012 12:00 AM
Please call me toll free. I can help you on the install. On the ball bearings there are 10 or 11 upper and lower each.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 2 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1968 CJ5 with 225 V6, do you offer a kit to repair my Ross box?
Question By: Brian on Nov 13 2011 12:00 AM
Please call me toll free. We do have some of the components.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 14 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: Is the Ross steering box the factory steering box for a 1946 CJ-2A, I have serial number 26624 and all of the steering parts are factory original.
Question By: Anonymous on Aug 4 2011 12:00 AM
Yes that is correct.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Aug 5 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: I need to replace the sector shaft from my Ross steering box. I have it completely disassembled and would appreciate if you could clarify the part number for me. On the sector shaft the number T124989 is stamped, is this the same as your 805123? How do I determine amount of shim required during installation?
Question By: phil on Dec 23 2010 12:00 AM
As long as its one of the vehicles specified it is the right kit. The shim should be set so that the worm gear has some drag but does not grind on the ball bearings. Please call me toll free. Im more than happy to help.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Dec 24 2010 12:00 AM
Questions: Do you need special tools to rebuild the steering gear box on a 1960 Willys Jeep?
Question By: Donnie on Jan 1 1970 12:00 AM
No, a simple vise will do the trick. No special tools required.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 1 2010 12:00 AM