77 F250 4x4

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Old 03-03-04, 06:10 PM
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Angry 77 F250 4x4

I asked a while back about a steering part that attaches to the frame on my 77 F250 4x4 that I didnt exactlty know what it was called and a couple garages didnt seem to know what it was either I am sending a pic this time I am also going to try uneedapat.com.


http://members.aol.com:/hotrod8645/webpic/steeringpart
 
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Old 03-04-04, 02:14 AM
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That looks like a Pitman arm to me and drag link?
 
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Are there lines that attach to the part on the drag link?
 
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Old 03-04-04, 02:36 PM
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yes there are four lines that attach to it
 
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Old 03-04-04, 02:56 PM
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It has to be some type of Power Steering control valve.
 
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Old 03-04-04, 03:01 PM
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It is a power steering control valve.Make sure you don't connect any hoses in the wrong place because the steering wheel may spin by itself under some real force.It also needs adjusted but I forget the specs.
 
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Old 03-04-04, 03:02 PM
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Meant to ask why do you need a new one?
 
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Old 03-05-04, 09:17 PM
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I need a new one because it leaks fluid so bad after driving an hour I have to add more fluid the main use of this truck is snow plowing so the steering gets a lot of use
 
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Old 03-06-04, 07:55 AM
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That control valve is a common problem.

This place sells them on exchange for $400 - I assume they're rebuilt.

http://www.73-79fordtrucks.com/

You truck's steering is the "power-assist" type. In mid-77 they changed to true power steering. Converting to the newer style steering box is possible, but some fabricating is required.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/articles/powerassist.php

Another cheaper possibilty is to convert to manual steering. (If your arms are up to it )
 
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Thanks guys you have been a big help
 
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