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Originally Posted by sscarboro View Post
Then why is WallMart still in business?? LOL
Actually jc whitney is probably a better example of as
long as it's cheap people will hope it works.
How many cheap screwdriver sets do you get from
Family?
 
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just noticed my steering box is leaking...but i don't have the spare cash to get one at the moment ...i will def be going with red head when it is time

...on a side note..anyone know what fluid to use to top off the leaking one?
ATF fluid will work. If it's leaking I would get something cheap. Once you get a new box I would flush and fill with some good synthetic ATF like Mobile 1.
 
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It had no play but wandered bad. It was a struggle to keep it in one lane. So you can appreciate my anxiety. Haha. So now that I've got that off my chest, I would say that if you're thinking of a redhead, you've got my vote!
That right there makes me think that I ought to look into it as my next upgrade. I don't quite DD my 99 but that's mostly cause at 65 its a fight to hold my lane and not look DUI worthy since I work till 11 PM.
 
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Originally Posted by rohde1017 View Post
That right there makes me think that I ought to look into it as my next upgrade. I don't quite DD my 99 but that's mostly cause at 65 its a fight to hold my lane and not look DUI worthy since I work till 11 PM.
What got me today was going through a construction zone on
the turnpike. We crossed over to temp lanes and the transition
was off-camber. I had to steer one way then suddenly the other
to stay in lane. Started observing during the rest of the day my
steering was slow to respond compared to two yrs ago when I
bought it.
 
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Originally Posted by Monster-4 View Post
ATF fluid will work. If it's leaking I would get something cheap. Once you get a new box I would flush and fill with some good synthetic ATF like Mobile 1.
does the steering box use the fluid from the power steering tank or is there a plug to fill it?
 
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It's all part of the same system and fluid as the steering pump.
 
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So, the big question: Is everybody who bought a RED HEAD gear box satisfied with their purchase? I am strongly considering upgrading my stock gear box with a RED HEAD with the fittings for a ram assist
 
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I've had mine installed for 3 years and about 20K miles and so far I am. After reading lots of post about other rebuilds I think it was well worth the extra cost.
 
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so i guess my leak isn't bad cause my power steering isn't low..
 
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I know I'm late to the thread, but the writeup was incredible. I was just looking for reassurance about my burping/bleeding procedure, but this was an excellent writeup. I wish I'd seen it before I started the job. Either way, my nephew's friend no longer feels like he's going to die when he's driving his truck. Thanks for helping me to help out a member of the military.
 
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Thanks and glad it helped!
 
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Thanks!

Yes, this thread helped me a lot as well! Truck now feels great driving down the road. Don't have to worry about the cop behind me pulling me over thinking I had too many!

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are the 1999-2004 steering box better than 2005 and up??
 
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Originally Posted by BobbyDiesel71 View Post
So, the big question: Is everybody who bought a RED HEAD gear box satisfied with their purchase? I am strongly considering upgrading my stock gear box with a RED HEAD with the fittings for a ram assist

just vist their shop, it says it all !! I was there many times 98-99.

they just know gear boxes and is USA small shop !

As in any company, follow the install to a TEE and they will back thier product.


A FILTER in the return line is a MUST !
 
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Originally Posted by pro3qtr View Post
just vist their shop, it says it all !! I was there many times 98-99.

they just know gear boxes and is USA small shop !

As in any company, follow the install to a TEE and they will back thier product.


A FILTER in the return line is a MUST !
I never thought about a line filter. What filter are you using? Where did you install it? Thanks
 

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