IN addition to the main seal leak,,which i am going to tackle again tomorrow,
i also have a leak in what seems to be the steering gear. I have checked to connections from the pump, and its dry on top, but there is always a drip on the bottom of this part. Idled, it leaks on to the exhaust pipe,, moving, it apparently gets blown back or drops behind the pipe. pretty much the entire bottom of the part is wet or gunky,,
I read the manual on this thing, and it seems to have about 100 parts, bearings, washers springs, clips, etc. There are pages and pages of information on this particular item..
Is this a common leak, is it a repairable problem or is a replacement part required. I read multiple topics in the help section and it looks like a rebuilt item is the way to go on this, Are any other parts required for this. i noticed one fellow said he had to get a coupler or something once he got it out and stripped it somehow.. so is there more to replace other than the gear once you remove it..
Steering gear on my 64 Sedan Deville was leaking, tried a rebuilt unit, it was junk, steering wheel would turn by itself!
Tried another original used one, but it leaked also.
Ended up rebuilding mine myself with a kit from RockAuto for less than $30. A little tricky but no special tools needed, if you're handy you can handle it. These Saginaw gear boxes were used in many GM cars from the 60's to the 70's, there are many Youtube videos to help guide you through the rebuild along with the shop manual.
I've done 2 of them and both work great with no leaks.
Always enjoy the procedures and tip on doing a given repair on this site
Love learning all I can about my —-Forever Car
Just after Halloween it will be Cadillac convertible weather in central Florida for the next 6 months non stop
Very exciting time of the year