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Old March 10th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #1
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im looking at my brother and laws 78 ford pick up 3/4 ton 4wd, on the front axle there is a steering stabilizer almost but with 2 lines going to it. what is it i know it leaks like a bitch. id guess it has to do with the power steering seeings that it has the p/s lines going to it. let me know i need one.thanks
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sounds like a factory hydrolyic (sp?) steering ram. i've heard thier junk.
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if you want to fix it i've also heard parts a way spendy for as good as they work
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thats a power control valve assemblly. if you had the older one it has the sensor valve seperate in the middle of the drag link. their a bitch to repair. if you can find a rebuild unit and install it, if you've never repaired one don't try.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 08:51 PM   #5
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External cylinder, linkage type steering.

<edit> beat me to it Yetti.

On the right.

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like i said, its a power control valve assemblly, External cylinder, linkage type steering.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #7
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were can i get one and can you just bypass it by looping the lines
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Old March 10th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #8
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anybody?
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If you bypass it, you will have no power steering. It will be all armstrong steering.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #10
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try prickanddicks.com I had to get one for a 77 I had that or try lmctruck.com good luck they are hard to find it may be prickanddicks4x4.com

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Old March 11th, 2007, 10:26 AM   #11
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these bastards are hard to find do any one had one of these sitting around?
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Yes they are hard to find. I only have one and can't let it go because I use it to teach with.

You might want to look into converting it to a regular saginaw box.
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most likely hard to do?
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I think it may be easier and cheaper then finding parts for the one you have.
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do you have to get a new steering shaft and pitman arm, drill the frame ect.?
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In 78, the 3/4 ton extended cab had the option for the Integral Gear style steering box. Might be a bolt in project.

The steering gear is 300 bucks at NAPA though.
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nope there is alot of work needed to do this.
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Yes they are hard to find. I only have one and can't let it go because I use it to teach with.

You might want to look into converting it to a regular saginaw box.

just to clue you in on prices. the sensor valve alone is around $700. so if you can afford that then I would convert to a newer system. loads less problems too.
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250 on lmc truck .com
http://lmctruck.com/icatalog/fc/0095.asp
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http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i..._F250_4x4.html

pretty involved just trying to help him out while im in st.louis
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