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03-03-04, 06:10 PM   #1  
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.


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03-04-04, 02:14 AM   #2  
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That looks like a Pitman arm to me and drag link?

 
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03-04-04, 02:50 AM   #3  
Are there lines that attach to the part on the drag link?

 
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03-04-04, 02:36 PM   #4  
yes there are four lines that attach to it

 
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03-04-04, 02:56 PM   #5  
It has to be some type of Power Steering control valve.

 
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03-04-04, 03:01 PM   #6  
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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03-04-04, 03:02 PM   #7  
Meant to ask why do you need a new one?

 
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03-05-04, 09:17 PM   #8  
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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03-06-04, 07:55 AM   #9  
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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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03-06-04, 07:02 PM   #10  
Thanks guys you have been a big help

 
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