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What steering gear box to get?

It's about time I start looking into replacing the steering gear box. Who has a good deal on them......meaning a good quality box at a good price. The cheapest ones I could find online were rebuilds by companies I have never heard of. Are all the rebuilt boxes I see online rebuilt OEM boxes or are some of them aftermarket Chinese junk that got rebuilt?
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red head steering box.

when mine breaks thats what im getting.

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I replaced my OEM box with lots of slop with a Red Head box and couldn't be happier. Great customer service all the way around.
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I agree with Blue99stroker. Red Head is the way to go. Ive put a bunch of A1 Cardone Reman gear boxes on and they are hit and miss.

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I have had issues with autozones re builder

so much so that I went to their facility and got My core back

Redheads have issues out of the box also( a few folks have posted up ) and that can be a pain to send it back

I am lucky I have a local shop Who is a master at Power steering but if I didn't I would go to ford for mine

with any new box you may need to adjust the gear mesh ( sad but true)

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I got a Atsco reman box from AutoZone. It has been on the truck for 2 years next month without issue. Comes with a lifetime warranty... but I also agree, these can be a hit and miss item.

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There is a guy on PSA that had multiple issues with Redhead I think.

I am going to try Borgenson when/if mine needs replacing.

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I got a Atsco reman box from AutoZone. It has been on the truck for 2 years next month without issue. Comes with a lifetime warranty... but I also agree, these can be a hit and miss item.
thats the company I had issues with so I went down there had them pull my core and they rebuilt the box as I waited

that worked fine the rest were crap with slop and binding it was actually very dangerous

The only reason I felt compelled to visit their rebuild facility is We had done the plumbing in their new building a few years earlier

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There is a guy on PSA that had multiple issues with Redhead I think.

I am going to try Borgenson when/if mine needs replacing.

Also - There's about 3 or 4 people on Ford-trucks.com in the Excursion forum that are having issues with theirs.
They've all received the same email, telling to re-torque the nut on the pitman arm...
Will definitely have to keep an eye on this.


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Got my AGR box in. Very happy with it. Truck drives almost as well as my car. Gonna add hydraulic assist this summer. Then it should steer as well/straight as my Passat.

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