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Old 03-12-2012, 05:37 PM
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Steering Gear

So my steering gear unit crapped out on me!! Its bleeding like a stuffed pig from the top of the adjustment plate. I been trying to get a good look at the top but it looks like the top plate has a crack. Can't for the life of me tell if its seeping out the adjustment jam nut or if infact its a cracked top plate?? I dont want to order a new seal kit and then find out its the top plate thats crapped!! New unit on Flea-bay is around $360-400.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:09 AM
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New unit at the dealer is around $425.00. Redhead is a better replacement.

Pull the inner fender and find out where the leak is coming from.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:58 PM
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Son of a bean dip mother frito!!!! It does have a crack on the top plate!!!! How does that happen???? Defective??? No way is Ford gonna cover that once they see the huge lift!! Anyhow already ordered another new unit. I am planning on tapping the unit and adding a hydraulic assist unit also.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:59 PM
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All is well new steering gear unit is in!!! Thanks to Rockauto.com!!
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:46 PM
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Is the Redhead gear that good? My 7.3 needs something bad been thru 2 autozones knes so far and they were both the same, crap, still drives bad, gotta be that everything else is new, sorry if I hijacked ur thread
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:48 PM
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Yeah this is the third unit on this truck and its on 90,000 miles!!! Its just ford for you on this part. Redhead may work well with stock but if your running 40's like I am, it may be time to consider the hydraulic assist kit im looking into.
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