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BAM... no steering?

The story of the night! Well i got into my truck after hanging out with some friends it was about 10pm so I started my truck up and as soon as i turned my wheel to back out of the parking spot BAM! no steering.. i was like WTF so i jumped out and looked at my steering and what i saw was a snapped sector shaft! (is this common?) So i got to work tearing it apart and got the box out so i could take it to napa tomorrow for a new box.

The scary part of the story is when i was looking at the broken shaft, half the shaft was a little rusty! so that means the shaft has been fractured and decided to break tonight. Thank god it wasnt when driving down the highway!

And another story while im thinking about my bad luck on the way to school yesterday a 2lb rock smashed my 3 month old windshield and put a nice chip in it.

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That sucks!! You got any pics of the box??

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Man that is scary!!! Has this truck seen a lot of wheeling? That could have been real bad at highway speeds!!! As for the windshield my insurance company will replace mine for FREE. Ask for a 2003 glass as it has the Superduty writing at the top.

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yeah that would of sucked at highway speeds. alright ill have to c the price difference between the two windshields. Ill get pics up later.

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Should be zero price difference, at least my glass shop told me this!!

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Should be zero price difference, at least my glass shop told me this!!
i have to get a new winshield also so this is good to know. they quoted me 200 for a 02 winshield ill have to see if there is a difference.

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Question 2004 F350 BROKEN STEERING SHAFT

this happened to me last night, also in a parking lot thank god!
the shaft snaped off just above the arm and you can see that it's been cracked half way for a while. I'm worried about it happening again?
any one have any thoughts about this?
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do you have larger than stock tires?

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my old 02 i sold to a co worker did the same thing and he struck a tree at 30 mph. the ins. adjuster told him he has seen a number of these lately. so many he said that ford needed to do something. not sure if anybody else has heard anything. or if this was just a front to admitting he wrecked

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Man that is scary!!! Has this truck seen a lot of wheeling? That could have been real bad at highway speeds!!! As for the windshield my insurance company will replace mine for FREE. Ask for a 2003 glass as it has the Superduty writing at the top.
I need my windshield replaced too I thought the superduty on the windshield was on there till 05? I guess either way it doesn't matter they are all the same size on the superduty's anyways right?

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