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Old December 20th, 2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default 95 f150 power steering seal blew out

The seal on the power steering gear box blew out and pissed all the fluid right out, so now it has no power steering at all. My questions are how hard is it to replace the seal? And will I burn up the gear box or power steering pump if I keep driving it until I can afford to fix it next week?

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I don't know of anyone who offers just the seal for these gearboxes. I had the same thing happen on my 84 F150, I ended up replacing it with a remanufactured unit. The last gearbox I bought was from Napa, if I remember correctly it cost around $150... plus the core charge. I wouldn't recommend driving it, there is a good chance you will fry the power steering pump. You might be lucky enough to find a gearbox in your local junkyard. You can get one off any Ford F100-350 pickup 2wd or 4wd or Bronco from 1980 through 1996, I'm not sure what year range but some of the Rangers, B2s, and Explorers also used the same unit.

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Old December 21st, 2011, 11:51 PM   #3
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I don't know of anyone who offers just the seal for these gearboxes. I had the same thing happen on my 84 F150, I ended up replacing it with a remanufactured unit. The last gearbox I bought was from Napa, if I remember correctly it cost around $150... plus the core charge. I wouldn't recommend driving it, there is a good chance you will fry the power steering pump. You might be lucky enough to find a gearbox in your local junkyard. You can get one off any Ford F100-350 pickup 2wd or 4wd or Bronco from 1980 through 1996, I'm not sure what year range but some of the Rangers, B2s, and Explorers also used the same unit.
Well I have to drive this thing to work every day so not really an option for me but I'm positive the pump is now shot. I found the seal here and its somewhat simple to replace. The pump is around $50 so thats not too bad.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...21412_30169_0_
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 01:54 AM   #4
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Keep a lot of steering fluid on hand. When you hear it start whining, fill her up. You can try some Lucas power steering sealer as a band aid. If you drive it too long your power steering pump will seize and shear off, I know this because it has happened to me. Lost my belt, which meant to alternator or water pump.
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Dude dont drive it. The fluid will leak out faster than you can keep it full.You will kill the pump fast.

I just did this two weeks ago on my 94. The seal kit was less than $10. Took me about 3hrs start to finish.

After you get the pitman arm off make sure you remove the top cover and pull the shaft out before you try to get the clip and seal out.Keep track of how all the seals come out so you dont get the new ones in wrong.
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