steering box - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-26-2010, 08:52 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
steering box

Anyone ever change out a steering box? If so is there any specific details that would be of help? Or is it just take off the old replace with the new and hook the lines back up? Never done one of these and just trying to avoid any surprises. Oh, this is on an '01 Excursion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-26-2010, 08:56 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 856
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I did on my 02 f250. It wasn't bad. Pitman arm was a bit of a bear, had to try a couple different pullers to get it. But all in all, it's not bad.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-26-2010, 08:23 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
well its off! My new one should be in tomorrow. So far so good.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-26-2010, 08:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pinole, CA
Posts: 371
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
shameless hijack

What's wrong with your box? Seems like these come up in threads with some regularity. Wazzup wid dat? Mine, with 150K, needed the mesh preload tightened up, and it has like zero centering which is annoying, but other than those flaws, what goes wrong?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 02-27-2010, 03:01 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My steering box had a bad valve in it. Therefore it would not equalize the pressure from one side to the next and would cause the steering to jerk back the opposite way of which ever way you were trying to turn. That mixed with the slop I still had even after trying to adjust it was pretty much the scariest ride in the park when I had to drive it. Now I just finished putting the new steering box in and the difference is amazing. It is like driving a completely differnt truck. No steering jerk, no slop, no floating all over the road. So all went well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-28-2010, 02:35 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hey what is that adjustment on those? I need to do try that on my 97 350. Mine take about an 8th of a turn to get im turning when your driving.

Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 02-28-2010, 02:46 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Raleigh, Norte Carolina
Posts: 171
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
were you able to get it in/out with pitman arm on. I had a hard time with it on, had to install pitman arm after.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-01-2010, 03:28 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah I left the pitman arm on when I took it out and intalled it on the new one before putting it back in.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 04-05-2010, 06:00 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've never done a steerring box replacement before. How long would you estimate this will take me? I have an 05 F250 and I have no sentering, and strong pulls to the extent it oulls the steering wheel out of my hands - scarey drive right now! All other front end parts are good - so it's either the box or the pwr steering pump.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 04-05-2010, 05:24 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Atchison, Kansas
Posts: 267
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question

I think my steering box is going out or I have ball joints too tight. It is real stiff and is slow or does not return to home when turning. How much am I looking at for a new steering box and where should I look, Ford factory? What can I look at to see or tell if it is the box or the ball joints. I've noticed the power steering pump is sqawling some. I read another thread and he said his steering box was out and his power steering pump was taking the brunt of making the steering work. Enough yacking, can someone give some advice?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors