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Old 04-06-2013, 10:03 AM
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sloppy steering after new parts, what next?

Hey. Its a 99 f350. I replaced the steering gear box and drag link already. The tie rod ends seem tight. But when I have some one turn the wheel it appears the steering shaft is tight going up to the wheel but the pitman arm has a delay before it starts to turn. do I have a bad gear box or could it be the pump is shot and not producing enough pressure.
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If the steering shaft is turning and the pitman arm is not, then the problem can only be in the steering box.
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If the steering shaft is turning and the pitman arm is not, then the problem can only be in the steering box.
x2. If you're seeing the box making effort, but the pitman arm is not, it's the box.

Now, if you're *hearing* the box work, but not seeing anything, it could be the box, and/or fluid levels. I would assume that you checked levels before asking us though.
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Do u guys think its worth trying to tighten up the box with the allen screw on top or just return it n try a new box. The box was baught last fall.
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