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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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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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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.

2004 F350 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
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Mickey Thompson Classic II Rims
Power Tow Mirrors
Ranch Hand Front Bumper
Bully Dog RFI Intake
Bully Dog Outlook/Triple Dog Power Pup
ARP Studs
Blocked Off EGR Cooler
5" Exhaust Tip
Low Profile Toolbox
Prodigy P2 Brake Controller
Kenwood In Dash DVD Double Din Radio
HFCM Water Separator Drain Plug
Dieselsite Coolant Filter Kit


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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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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...

2004 F350 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
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37 x 13.50 x 16 Pro Comp Extreme AT Tires
Mickey Thompson Classic II Rims
Power Tow Mirrors
Ranch Hand Front Bumper
Bully Dog RFI Intake
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ARP Studs
Blocked Off EGR Cooler
5" Exhaust Tip
Low Profile Toolbox
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Dieselsite Coolant Filter Kit


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Some fluid is going to come out but you can't really drain it before hand

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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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37 x 13.50 x 16 Pro Comp Extreme AT Tires
Mickey Thompson Classic II Rims
Power Tow Mirrors
Ranch Hand Front Bumper
Bully Dog RFI Intake
Bully Dog Outlook/Triple Dog Power Pup
ARP Studs
Blocked Off EGR Cooler
5" Exhaust Tip
Low Profile Toolbox
Prodigy P2 Brake Controller
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Dieselsite Coolant Filter Kit


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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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