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Old 05-05-2010, 12:34 PM
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Leaking Steering Box Questions

I got under my truck yesterday and saw that my steering box is leaking at the pitman shaft seal. Can I just replace that seal? If so, where can I find it and part #? Lastly, how hard was it to install?

Funds are way low right now and I am trying to avoid shelling out money for a redhead replacement box for as long as possible.

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Old 05-05-2010, 12:52 PM
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I've heard mixed opinions on the red head just FYI. Although I've never done one on a PSD I've done several on other vehicles. Taking the arm off can be a PITA. If I remember correctly there is a clip you have to take out and then you just start the truck and turn the wheel and the seal will pop out. It's been several years since I've done one though.
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:03 PM
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Great. Does anyone know who sells them and the part #? All I found from Ford was the whole seal kit for $70.00 and all I need is the pitman seal.
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I feel like a spammer for PSC parts but they do carry the seal. PSC Motorsports. It is pretty simple to replace.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:01 AM
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Awesome, I just called them and they are $15.00. Sweet. Can anyone provide me some instructions on doing the install myself? I know that symbols said yto just pull the clip and turn the wheel but is there more? Drain fluids, etc...
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:12 AM
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Some fluid is going to come out but you can't really drain it before hand
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:15 AM
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So what you are saying is that all there is to it is to pull the ring, turn the steering wheel to pop the seal, make a mess of the driveway , install new seal and ring, and refill the reservoir?
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:20 AM
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Yep

IIRC I think I used to put the steering wheel all the way to one side and bind the pump to pop the seal out. I don't remember a whole lot of fluid coming out
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