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Fred has a new home

Discussion in '7.3L Powerstroke Diesels' started by bbjordan, Aug 16, 2019 at 12:34 AM.

  1. bbjordan

    bbjordan Snow Monkey

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    I don't know whats wrong with me, I bought another truck. A 1996 F-250 Extended Cab E4OD 4x4. I didn't really need it, but the price was right $1,000 CDN. So here's Fred:

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    Looks better from the passenger side:

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    There was a major problem with the steering. It was pissing out power steering fluid when added, and even with armstrong steering something still wasn't right. While maneuvering the truck behind my garage, the steering went pop and there was no more steering. I pulled the steering box off and this is what I found:
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    I had another steering box from a 1993 F-250, but the pitman arm was a 1/2" shorter. A comparison:
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    After swapping it over, I noticed the rag joint part that connects to the steering box was also busted. That's probably what went pop. I'll have to go to the auto wreckers to get a replacement. :p

    Time to update the sig file. :)
     
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  2. saburai

    saburai Full Access Member

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    Glad Fred has a good home. Also glad that the steering didn’t go pop in traffic...
     
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