SeaStar Hydraulic Steering

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SeaStar Hydraulic Steering

Postby Tim » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:10 pm

I have had a 2004 Blazer Bay 2170. I have had leaks develop on the rear hydraulic steering cylinder and have replaced the cylinder 4 times now. The manufacturer (Teleflex) has been great and has replaced the cylinder under warranty each time. They are baffled as to why I keep having this problem. Apparently something is putting stress on the steering cylinder which damages the packing gland and causes it to leak. I wondered if any other Blazer owners were having this problem and if so, what was the fix?
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Re: SeaStar Hydraulic Steering

Postby Butch » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:56 am

Check to see if the 2 brackets that the cylinder bolts to is lined up with the cylinder rod on both sides. If one bracket is offset just a little I would think that would put pressure on the gland nut and make the seal and gland wear prematurely. I'm not an expert so you may want to get professional advise about this idea.
Hope this helps.
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