(above & below left) This is why the steering box should be rebuilt. The gook was lubricantat one time. Luckily, the pitman shaft and sector were salvageable. Thesteering box also supports our theory that the engine had beenoverheating for many years. The steering box had a lot of condensationfrom the engine heat. All bearings and seals were replaced along withthe pitman shaft bushings from the kit provided by Corvette Central.