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Steering Gearbox...

Ok so i have a early 99 f-250 7.3 4x4. Im looking into doing a gear box. This is my only truck so i need everything and anything i need to get it done the first time.

Also How many Splines does it have 32 or 36? I have looked everywhere with no luck

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Ok so i have a early 99 f-250 7.3 4x4. Im looking into doing a gear box. This is my only truck so i need everything and anything i need to get it done the first time.

Also How many Splines does it have 32 or 36? I have looked everywhere with no luck

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it depends.. take the pitman arm off and there or 4 bigger splines every 1/4 of the output shaft.. and count the splines inbetween the two bigger splines, if its 8 then 8*4 is 32.. thats how i did mine.. cause when i needed to replace it i sheard off the output shaft so i could accually count all the splines
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it depends.. take the pitman arm off and there or 4 bigger splines every 1/4 of the output shaft.. and count the splines inbetween the two bigger splines, if its 8 then 8*4 is 32.. thats how i did mine.. cause when i needed to replace it i sheard off the output shaft so i could accually count all the splines
Yeah i could do this but I dont want to have to take off the pitman arm first lol

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well i found out there is no way to see what splines u got without looking
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I had to take my pitman arm off first to count the splins. Might as well that the hole box off so you can get your core return

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pre march of '99 all trucks are 32 spline after are 36, I've done my gearbox twice.

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pre march of '99 all trucks are 32 spline after are 36, I've done my gearbox twice.
So did you have to take off that sway bar bracket to get the pitmin arm off?

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So did you have to take off that sway bar bracket to get the pitmin arm off?

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i didnt have to since my shaft broke. but when i put it back on i bolted the box in (not loose) then put it on
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My early 99 F350 CC wandered all over the highway. Jody of DP Tuner suggested a redhead steering gear. I ordered one and that took care of my wandering problems. The red head steering gear gas bearing instead of bushing. Easy way to count the splines is take some white marking paint put a dab on one of the larger splines and have someone you trust turn the steering wheel as you count the splines as they turn the wheel.
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So did you have to take off that sway bar bracket to get the pitmin arm off?

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you don't have to howeveer you do need a special puller to remove the pitman arm from the gearbox.

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