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Old 07-28-2018, 01:31 PM
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Hey all... Noticed a smallish (3x6)oil drip under my truck today. Looks to be on my pitman arm, with no fluid anywhere else above.

Is this my Steering Box going out?
What are my (best) options? Found a redhead for my 03 for about $350ish.
Currently on 20x10 35x12.50, would like to go up to 20x12 on 37x13.50. Truck is driven on weekends only and mainly running errands and the occasional romp through dirt or mud.


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Old 07-31-2018, 06:27 PM
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Seal is probably gone..

Red heads are hit or miss.. factory are hit or miss.. roll the dice and pick one.

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Old 08-02-2018, 01:30 PM
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Seal is probably gone..

Red heads are hit or miss.. factory are hit or miss.. roll the dice and pick one.

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I hear blue tops are better?

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Old 08-02-2018, 04:25 PM
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I've been pretty happy with my blue top steering gear box.

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Old 08-03-2018, 05:26 PM
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Thanks. I think the smartest thing for me to do is wait until it either leaves me stranded, or I lose steering and crash. Then I can put it on a credit card and make payments for a few years.

my 6.0 maintenance list is so freaking long and so freaking old. 400 miles over on my pill change, but since I drive 2000/yr it's not a big deal..

brakes
front hubs or some other squealing
egt sensor
cps or cpt seals
fuel bowl o rings

also mods
power fold mirrors
f650 dash
more lift
new wheels
new tires

half of this crap has just been sitting in the garage forever... I need to get motivated lol

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If you lose steering then you lose brakes. Just get it replaced before any of that happens. Lol

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Old 08-04-2018, 07:48 PM
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ugh lol.

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I didn't realize they were so cheap. I'll probably do it sooner than later. Truck can sit for awhile since it's not my DD

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Old 08-12-2018, 07:49 PM
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Seal is probably gone..

Red heads are hit or miss.. factory are hit or miss.. roll the dice and pick one.

live life full throttle


I have a RH on my 05, had to send the 1st one back "for adjustment". I've had ford steering gear replacement in a bronco, 02 F350 and 99 F250 and they were all meh at best.

OP, like LL said, might as well get it done. It's cheaper than a lawsuit or funeral if you get into an accident.
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Oddly people are usually happy with Napa units. Lol

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