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Old 08-14-2010, 08:07 PM
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Who Has Had Steering Gear Box Failure 05-07

I have a 07 F250 4x4 with 72K miles and on my 3rd steering gear box. I have been breaking gears in the box. Talking to Red Head they have seen this issue on alot of 05-07 SuperDuty's because of Ford's increase in shaft size and using the same gear size to combat bent shafts on the earlier design.

I would like to know how many else of you have had this problem. I am going to file a complaint with Ford because when the gear breaks my steering seizes up until the broken piece falls down out of the way of the gears. I could understand if it was lifted, abused, etc but it is bone stock and mainly driven on the highway. I now don't even like to haul my wife and kids in it and it is our "family car". Luckily both times it has broke in low speed locations, but I wonder if the next time will be a curve in the highway at 60.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:35 PM
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The steering box on my '06 went out around 60,000 miles or so. My truck was out of warranty, but was repaired as a warranty item. Service technician said it wasn't supposed to go out so early. Haven't had any issues since it was replaced and truck now has about 80,000 miles on it.
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I have heard that too, dealing with that era trucks. BTW I have a redhead gear in my truck and love it
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My 06 steering box went out at 90,000 miles and replaced it with a Redhead. Worked great until I sold the truck.
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:56 AM
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Never had this problem *knock on wood*. Can you guys link me to this redhead gear?
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:58 AM
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Here you go! Red-Head Steering Gears, Seattle WA - Red-Head Steering Gears Home
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:02 AM
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05 - 6.0 98k on it. New steering box.

It's our company truck. Stock tires, stock everything. 2wd. Strictly work horse.
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subscribed, i'm interested in this as my truck is an 07 with 86k miles and i havent had any problems. Should i be concerned?
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:48 AM
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Sounds new to me........modded with 134k no issues.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:52 AM
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I sure hope that those of you without problems don't have any. I can't say why it happens, but I do know it is really frustrating to have an 07 with 72K that has broke 2. Everyone I talk to says it is not that common, but Harvey at Red Head has seen too many for him to say much good about the design.

Maybe I need a lift and bigger tires to cure the problem!
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