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Better Steering Box and Pump?

So my steering was getting very loose and I tightened the allen screw on top the steering box, went about a half turn then didnt hold the screw in place as I tightened the locking nut. The screw clamped all the way down as tight as it would go. Ive heard this is very bad and soon after I began to leak lots of power steering fluid from around the nut. Loosened the screw lots and stopped the leak with RTV gasket maker. My steering is tighter but now it whines and anything less than a half turn of the steering wheel it doesnt want to go back to center on its own. Honestly I think its worse than before, driving me nuts. Is there a rebuild kit I can get to have like-new steering or a heavier duty steering box and/or pump. What did I do and how can I make it better???
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Re: Better Steering Box and Pump?

I run a Redhead Steering Gearbox. I replaced the pump while everything was open and out of the way. Did not locate anything better than stock at the time.

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Re: Better Steering Box and Pump?

They want way to much for there boxes. Rebuild yours. Its not hard.

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They want way to much for there boxes. Rebuild yours. Its not hard.
You know where I can get a good rebuild kit?
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Re: Better Steering Box and Pump?

Gaskets from autozones universal kit. Bearings from ford. About $100 all together. Pullong the steering box is the hardest part.

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Re: Better Steering Box and Pump?

How much more would the redhead be? If I do it, I want to do it right and for it to last
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500 if i remember right

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Re: Better Steering Box and Pump?

Just got a quote from them. $446 plus shipping.
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I run a Redhead Steering Gearbox. I replaced the pump while everything was open and out of the way. Did not locate anything better than stock at the time.
Do you think the redhead was worth it? Hows it feel over stock?
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