Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: upstate ny
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Pick up a used box. OEM is always better than rebuilt. Is your truck lifted at all? Make sure to flush the entire PS system, as it shares it's oil with the hydroboost. If you had a failure chances are all that metal is circulating throughout the system. You don't need it ruining the hydroboost or the power steering pump. Get a magnetic disposable transmission filter from ford-put it inline with the pump once you replace it to ensure you catch whatever gunk is left after the failure.
Make sure when you disconnect the box you don't spin the steering wheel. You will ruin the clockspring if you do. Before hooking it back up, center the box, and center the front wheels. Then, take your steering wheel, and turn it all the way left. Count the turns (you'll know when to stop spinning, should be 4 turns. You'll feel resistance-stop and go back all the way right. Count the turns, and then center the steering wheel so you have the same amount of turns left or right. then hook up the box to the column. That part is very important. You don't want to be driving and have the clockspring snap when your turn the wheel to lock.
2005 Lariat CCSB F-350 SRW
300,000 miles and going strong
12" fabtech lift with 40" Xterrain's on M/T classic locks, Adjustable track bar, Bilstein 7100 reservoir shocks
Edge juice/attitude CTS, SCT with ID tunes, Snow meth. injection, Diamond eye 4" exhaust, 03 turbo, ARP studs, Sinister coolant filter
2010 stone seats/console, pioneer avic d3 with backup camera/bluetooth
Viair 450c compressor, dual 2.5 gallon tanks, air horns rated @115db