Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wichita, KS
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I can't specifically say I've done this on a 2008+. However, I did have some serious play in my 2005 F250 and found after further investigation that my steering gearbox was shot. I looked into the Red Head gearboxes but at the time didn't have the money or time to wait for it to come in or send the existing gearbox in to be rebuilt on account that truck was my daily driver. I called around to every junk yard asking if they had one available. Finally found one and picked it up for something like $120.
Pretty easy install. If I remember right (it was about 3 yrs ago), it took me about 2 or 3 hrs. Again if I remember right, the gear box had 3 bolts which attached it to the frame, one bolt for the steering arm and a couple oil lines. Almost forgot to mention the most obvious one, the steering shaft. Biggest pain was getting the heavy-ish (more so VERY awkward) gearbox in position to bolt back on the frame. Damn thing worked great!!
I doubt the 2008+ models vary much from my '05. Simple yet kind if time consuming. Definitely recommend YouTube my friend! Literally all the work I did on my '05 was from YouTube unless it was a very simple repair. Also this site has proven invaluable!
I might have some pics but I'll have to dig them up on the computer. I'm going to go look at a '08 350 6.4 tomorrow. Pretty excited! If I find the pics, I'll post them. Cheers!
2008 F250 FX4 6.4 POWERSTROKE
Bone Stock (for now)
--- SOLD ---
2005 F250 Lariat FX4 6.0 POWERSTROKE
SCT Tuner w/Custom Tunes
Upgraded Fuel Pressure Regulator
aFe Stage II Air Intake
Straight Pipe Exhaust
2003 Turbo "Got Whistle?"
Sold after putting $5k+ in repairs in 14 months