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Old 11-18-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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anyone have a heavy duty steering box laying around?

mine broke yesterday. when that breaks, you gots no steering

im in the middle of a home remodel and dont have time to go crawl around in the snow for a replacement atm and money is tight with remodel, so cant afford a new replacement. just seeing if anyone has one laying around they would be willing to sell for a decent price. pm or post if you can help. thanks in advance!

this would be for a 2003 eb 7.3. cargo and from what i can gather theres 2 versions. a 36 spline heavy duty and a 32 spline light duty. i assume i need the hd, but havent had a chance to verify that yet. hoping i can get down to where i had it towed to and find out for sure today.
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:43 PM   #2
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Re: anyone have a heavy duty steering box laying around?

The break is 4200 FAWR. If your FAWR is 4200# or less, you need the 32-spline box.

FWIW a reman is $88 on RockAuto, but there is a $100 core charge.
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:52 PM   #3
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Re: anyone have a heavy duty steering box laying around?

^^^ how can i quickly find that out? i cant really take vehicle to a weigh station as it sits, lol.

and ty for the rock auto lead. i did find a few around that 200 buck price with a quick search.
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:41 PM   #4
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Re: anyone have a heavy duty steering box laying around?

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^^^ how can i quickly find that out? i cant really take vehicle to a weigh station as it sits, lol.

and ty for the rock auto lead. i did find a few around that 200 buck price with a quick search.
Ramsey can tell you that by the bolt size/pattern I'm pretty sure.
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:09 PM   #5
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^^^ how can i quickly find that out? i cant really take vehicle to a weigh station as it sits, lol.

and ty for the rock auto lead. i did find a few around that 200 buck price with a quick search.
Driver door sticker on the B-pillar tells you your factory FAWR.
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:49 PM   #6
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Re: anyone have a heavy duty steering box laying around?

thanks eric, but i dont have the old one off yet. so nothing to reference.

ill have someone at the shop check out the fwar and let me know so im at least searching for the correct part. id be surprised if it was a light duty version though. its not a light vehicle...

appreciate the help gents
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:43 PM   #7
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Re: anyone have a heavy duty steering box laying around?

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mine broke yesterday. when that breaks, you gots no steering
If you want a really good steering box, check out Red Top in Seattle. I had bought a reman that was always only OK, and finally got sloppy (50K), then got a Red Top...what a difference.

http://www.redheadsteeringgears.com/

I am not affiliated, but it was one of the most significant improvements in steering for my econoline .... Everyone comments on the poor steering of the vehicle and this is a key...I drive in Mexico and need precision

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