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Old 09-23-2013, 09:36 PM
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My gearbox seems to be leaking. It is steering great, no issues at all. Does this sound like a simpler fix than what has been discussed in this thread?
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what do you do with a 78 f250 4x4 that had power steering when it was parked (no idea for sure just a few months i think) and now it doesnt maybe very little but not right for sure it doesnt have oversize tires either or a lift
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My gearbox seems to be leaking. It is steering great, no issues at all. Does this sound like a simpler fix than what has been discussed in this thread?
Usually not. 'Might oughtta think about getting a quality rebuild unit from Redhead or Benchwork Steering.

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what do you do with a 78 f250 4x4 that had power steering when it was parked (no idea for sure just a few months i think) and now it doesnt, maybe very little but not right for sure it doesnt have oversize tires either or a lift
I would check its fluid level and, whether the drive belt broke. You know, troubleshooting.
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this may sound ignorant but ill ask anyway how do you check the pump itself i cant find anything wrong the fluid level is good and everything i didnt even have to add any to it
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Hey guys I have a 78 with 351m got it from a guy it needed a clutch put the clutch in and started it steering pump sounded awful just did the procedures in this thread pump is noisy but not as bad just wondering the damage was done already and I need to change pump thanks
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Hey guys I have a 78 with 351m got it from a guy it needed a clutch put the clutch in and started it steering pump sounded awful just did the procedures in this thread pump is noisy but not as bad just wondering the damage was done already and I need to change pump thanks
Probably. Hydraulic pumps don't like running without fluid in them. It scores the veins in no time at all. The bleeding will be easier if you don't pop the lines off the gear box. That way the fluid level stays above the box and doesn't create an air bubble in the box.
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Well installed new pump did the procedure no whine and good steering. Now I believe my gearbox could be bad I have some play in the wheel before the tires will turn.
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Check the track arm and drag link before you condemn the gear box. The other two are MUCH more common. (I just replaced both of those in one of my '79's.)
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Cool I'll take a look. I can grab the steering column shaft under the hood it will move the the pitman arm will move it seems but ill Check closer.
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I'm bringin this back from the dead, but couldn't you just drill and tap the top of the box and use that as a bleeder? Or I guess, not as a bleeder, but to top off the fluid?
I was wondering this myself as I started reading through the thread.....
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I was wondering this myself as I started reading through the thread.....
You have to understand my luck. If I tried that, I'd drill through something important and wreck the gear box. Without any modification, this is the procedure.
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Cool I'll take a look. I can grab the steering column shaft under the hood it will move the the pitman arm will move it seems but ill Check closer.
If you had fluid leaking all over the gear box, you may want to throw in a new rag joint as well. Oil eats them.
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I just wanted to give a big thanks to Earthquake68 for the 79 power steering fix. Holy crap I wanted to fix my steering so I got myself a Redhead, Borgeson steering shaft, and a new rag joint and pump. I tried the Ford way to bleed the pump a couple times, each time the pump puked out the fluid after a drive. I found this thread and considered this the last resort. I should have done this first! it worked instantly, it sucked a quart in as soon as I tipped the gear box up and started it up. If anyone is having trouble do this! it works! Thanks again for sharing.
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God im having this same problem on a 76 4x4 I jus bought put a new pump on still turns shi**y Thanks for posting even tho mine is a couple of years older I think ive got the same problem. My dads 78 4x4 has the same Im not NOT gonna steer for you without you having to work for it problem lol after I try it on mine ill go see if I can get his to turn too. Thanks for sharring
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