I need to replace a steering box on a 2004 Discovery Series II and I have a good used steering box from a 2000 Discovery Series II and would like to know will this gear box work in my 2004.
......Seal - output shaft - steering box
1) Disconnect drag link at steering box endReplaced the steering box, and all went well, I pre filled the replacement box with LR fluid, replaced the 4 o rings on the supply and return tubes and reconnected them. I then filled the reservoir to max fill line. Opened the bleeder fitting in top of the steering box until i had a constant flow of fluid. I started up the rover and the power steering pump whined loudly for a sec and quietened down somewhat. I started cycling the steering wheel side to side a couple of times and shut it off. I rechecked the fluid level. It was a little low so topped it off again but noticed the fluid was heavily aerated. So I cracked the bleeder valve until all air was evacuated. I went through these steps until no air seemed to be present in system. But i am still getting a whining noise from power steering pump when turning steering wheel. Very loud at first start up when cold.
It was also recommended that I Be sure to adjust the play out with the screw on top after the install to get maximum benefit. And i am wondering what the process is for adjusting the screw and lock nut.