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post #1 of 11 Old 02-21-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Steering on a 06 for 250 ps = sloppy

I am currently on my 3rd steering gear box through ford and i am still chasing it down the road, just doesn't seem right, the front end has been rebuilt about a year and half ago because they thought that was the problem first, any suggestions on what can for sure fix it, is it crappy reman gear boxes or something else? Thanks guys
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My front end is loose also...been running 35's since it was new..bout to turn 140,000... Lucky it's made it this far..what's the cost involved?


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I need to do something other than a crappy reman gear box, is there other options, I hate towing when its like this
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Are the redhead gear boxes remains, and what's the costs? Doesn't say much on the webpage
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Anyone using one and notice a change?
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I put a redhead in my truck last year. It is great!! I was still all over the road for a month after trying to get used to such tight steering!! Lol. Im very happy with it. I got about 20k miles on it and still as tight as the day I got it. If you go to there website it talks about there reman process. I think I payed around $400 but can't remember. I have the receipt at home.

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I was told you could not get a new box because they don't make them. Your only option is a reman from what I understand.
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It's very easy to check your steering components with the wheels on the ground. Have someone gently shake the steering wheel back and forth while you crawl underneath looking at and feeling the drag link/tierod end joints. As the steering wheel is rocked back and forth the resistance of the wheels/tires on the ground will cause any steering joint with looseness to show it's maximum amount of play.

The upper draglink joint (connects to the pitman arm) is the one I usually find bad. physically grab the joint and you'll be able to feel any play. Look at and feel the track bar balljoint too while the wheel is being shaken.

I don't like checking superduty steering and balljoints in the same manner as you would on a car. Shaking the wheel and tire while the vehicle is off the ground isn't going to tell the whole story. Many times you won't feel anything until the joint is really bad.

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