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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Power Steering Gear Box

Today i woke up started my 93 FSB 351w and she was meowing at me thirsty for some power steering fluid i looked at my hoses nothing was coming out and when i looked at my gear box i noticed there was a noticeable leak coming from my gear box seal where it connects to my drop pitman arm my first question is how many seals are in my gear box and should i just replace that bottom seal or replace all of them?
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You can pick up a power steering box rebuild kit for about $60 and rebuild it yourself and it will be as good as new.. otherwise its probably not worth tearing apart for one seal... if you can even get just one seal...

other option just go pick one up at he junk yard from a F150 or Bronco...
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they have just the one seal for sale but i would rather not have to do that since its my daily driver
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get a Redhead gearbox and be done with it.

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they have just the one seal for sale but i would rather not have to do that since its my daily driver
I got quoted $150.00 to replace the top seal in my gearbox at a steering shop.

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I can see the nuts now , the rod was in the way before . Thanks ,Bill
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I've done both. Re-building the box takes some time. Plus you have to put the gears back in just right because they wear in a certain way. 99% of the time you are driving straight so your gears wear in that pattern...if you don't align them just right it will cause your truck to pull one way or the other. Just the other day I replaced my steering box in my F-150. Got a used one for $25. Just to help you in your search for a used box the same box came in 80-96 Broncos and F-150s, F-250, F-350, F-450, some Rangers, Bronco IIs, Explorers, Ford Vans, Mazda 2300, 3400, 4000, and Navajos. It was slim pickings at my local salvage yard and I had a choice between a 91 Explorer box and a 94 Ranger. The Ranger box felt tighter and I figured that since it was out of a 2wd 94 Ranger standard cab and the truck appeared to be completely stock, it probably didn't live a very hard life.

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No. It's your Box, rag, or tie rods. That or your box is on the rag in which case you don't want to stick your rod in it.
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In my opinion send the box and pump to Lee Mfg. in Sun Valley to have them do it right. 1-818-768-0371. They are the best, just had my box and pump done 375
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In my opinion send the box and pump to Lee Mfg. in Sun Valley to have them do it right. 1-818-768-0371. They are the best, just had my box and pump done 375
you paid that much? i paid round $250 and change for my redhead. great box, works perfect. most members will say the same.

EDIT: i see you said pump also, that makes more sense.

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In my opinion send the box and pump to Lee Mfg. in Sun Valley to have them do it right. 1-818-768-0371. They are the best, just had my box and pump done 375
wow, a new stock one from auto zone is $145 and a redhead is like $250-$270. why pay over $100-$230 more for a rebuild?
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Because a Autozone power steering box is most likely just a resealed worn box that will be really sloppy very quickly. Look on Redhead's website and talk with them if you are not convinced. They take rebuilding boxes to a whole other level from other companies. When I replace my box I will be getting mine from them.
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Re-building the box takes some time. Plus you have to put the gears back in just right because they wear in a certain way. 99% of the time you are driving straight so your gears wear in that pattern...if you don't align them just right it will cause your truck to pull one way or the other.
A while back, I looked very closely on how to rebuild my steering box. After much research, I came to the conclusion that the complexity of the rebuild required me to be self-limiting. Hence forth, I have a newer Red Head, which was a relatively easy install.

Cheers to those who can do a quality steering box rebuild...
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Ive had good luck with the parts store reman ones.
Most have a warranty I think, no more trouble than it is to replace one I wouldnt care having to redo it 2-3y. later.
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Just ordered my RedHead steering box about an hour ago.
One thing I learned on this forum is that most everything has been tried and tested and it is easier to learn from the experiences people have had here than to fight it and go through it and trying the wrong way myself.

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you have to call.
I called them put me on hold got prices they took my info and the whole order took less than 5 minutes

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Any contact info for Redhead?? Thanks much
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Any contact info for Redhead?? Thanks much
Redheadsteeringgears.com

Or just google redhead steering. Worked for me.
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are you serious its just on seal its the drop pitman arm seal and you telling me instead of just replacing it i gotta buy a new one
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