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Old May 11th, 2010, 08:35 AM   #1
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Default Steering box gone bad????

I bought a 94 F150 4x4 that had a rusted out radus arm on pass side. Not to bad if a fix...right? Well in the process of towing it on a dolly and making a turn on my driveway the steering got screwed up. Pass. side wheel pushed into fender & steering fluid all over.
So now I have a good radus arm on. The steering wheel turns and kind of steers to the right but when I go back to center and turn left it spins freely with no steering of the wheels. I think a seal is out on the top of the box.
Just wondering if there is any other options other than swaping out for a different box. Anyone know if a Ranger box will swap out for the F150?
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Old May 12th, 2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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I haven't checked personally but, Ranger boxes should be the same ones as the F150 ('83-'97 Rangers that is, newer ones use a rack and pinion). Supposedly they used the same box all the way up to F350's.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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I haven't checked personally but, Ranger boxes should be the same ones as the F150 ('83-'97 Rangers that is, newer ones use a rack and pinion). Supposedly they used the same box all the way up to F350's.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 02:19 PM   #4
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Good...I'll let you know if it works. I found out you can strip out the gears in those boxes. Good FYI for car dolies...dont unhook in a turn.
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Good...I'll let you know if it works. I found out you can strip out the gears in those boxes. Good FYI for car dolies...dont unhook in a turn.
another good FYi would be to not use a car dolly to tow a ttb truck with a missing radius arm
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Old May 13th, 2010, 09:01 PM   #6
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It wasnt totaly missing...if I didnt get it back home that night it would be at the scrap yard (but it still might end up there)
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Got it in and works good, seem to be the same. There was even a remanfactured tag on the old one.
BTW... if anyone has stock shocks and coilsprings they want to get rid of PM me.

Thanks for the info!!
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