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power steering gearbox seal blown

Couple days ago after parking my 67 250se, I came back to see a big puddle of fluid. Quick inspection shows it leaking from the lower seal on the gearbox.
Found full rebuild kit for $25. how hard is this ? long should it take me to replace that seal. Thanks
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What is it, manual or automatic?
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I just resealed my box. it is fairly technical and requires attention to detail. to do it correctly requires a shop full of tools but if you pay attention to what you are doing I think one could do a satisfactory job at home.
This will give you some insight on the process:

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wow that is involved. I think I may just try to replace the seal on the pitman arm for now. Thanks Tony
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