Ugh.

My plan was to just throw some new seals in this nasty old thing, but there’s a *decent* amount of play in the sector shaft.

Should I roll the dice on a reasonably-priced replacement? I’ve heard a lot of horror stories about re-man units lately, but a RockAuto AC Delco reman is $161 vs. a RedHead gearbox that’ll run $461 by the time I ship the core in. I have no intentions of ever selling this truck, so I want to do it right, but I don’t like spending money I don’t have to. I feel like I’ve been out of the wrenching game for years at this point because of college and kids and I don’t know the state of replacement parts any more. :/

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