Before you remove it, make a mark on the pitman arm itself and another mark on the sway bar just to make sure you put the arm back on the new box in the same position. Your '06 looks great, Megatron, thanks for sharing the photo! He did the later gear and steering linkage changeover plus a Carli pitman arm. Now to address your points in order: Looked at the service manual excerpt you sent and checked everything it suggested. You can see the drop bracket and larger track bar plus you can clearly see the size of the pitman arm and the new Mopar gear box. Weld Mold Company has great niche filler materials for welding alloys if you need them. Broke the transfer case adapter last year on the Jamboree.
I have other data if you need it. Double stack transmission cooling sounds ample. After 2009 I am not sure what size the sector shaft is. Bar is constructed from heavy-wall steel tube. Make sure the steering wheel didn't move and is right side up then install the shaft and tighten the bolt. Was your truck sold originally with a dealer-installed lift? Makes sense because the new trucks have a bigger steering gear from the factory.
If these joints either bind or present a counter-force across the front axle, you could have notchy or resistant steering. First, you can just take it off as in many cases, you will no longer need it with the beefier box. However, I don't see a steering damper attachment on the tie-rod between the steering knuckles. Your dropped track bar bracket at the frame is a good example. All Hell Bent Steel products are manufactured with strength and durability that allows them to have a limited lifetime warranty. From looking at your pitman arm, it appears to have more drop than mine, though the measurements sound close.
With your '06 Ram 3500, I'm guessing you've gone deeper, Megatron! Interesting about the recall, I haven't gotten a notice yet on the '05, wonder if it's in the cohort group for the recall? Still needs some stuff done don't they all but gets used a lot. If you choose to make this upgrade to the box from the drop down menu , your gear box will come with two pre-drilled and tapped ports with plugs. I am the second owner and bought it with 112k miles, now at 140k. The 68170214aa Steering Box uses original lines and intermediate shaft. I shopped out everything through Cascade transmission.
No, this is not just another rebuilt box like what you'll get at your local auto parts store! Also, when you have the 2010 truck at your shop, do me a favor: Compare the steering sector shaft angle and its relationship to the steering linkage. You do have a cool gear brace. Simple bolt-on installation for immediate results. You shouldn't see any fluid from here, all you need is a rag to catch a few drips if any. Am I seeing that accurately? As for your question about sector shaft size, in the 02-08 line up I believe there only to be 2 sizes small stock and large upgrade, I will get the exacts later.
Engineering, fabricating and welding come together on your four-link upgrade. Is that part for the stock original gear? Moses I actually have 3 vehicles that pertain. Found back right tire at 25psi; corrected. Here the pitman arm is removed. We also use an industry-leading powder coating that keeps it looking good for years to come.
If this gear develops a backlash issue down the road, I will scrap it and opt for the heavier duty later steering box conversion. This will also prevent a newly installed gear box from getting this problem. If you are running a lift kit that requires a dropped pitman arm, you will have to replace your existing pitman arm with one designed for this larger gear box. Secondly, you can order an entirely new brace designed to work with this steering box. I drive with the hubs unlocked constantly only way I can manage 25mpg highway. My truck had an aftermarket 2 shock system that would not clear the new diff cover so I ordered a new single from Carli Bilstien single setup I have plans to finish that over the 4th of July weekend.
That was 20K miles ago, and the backlash noted as steering wheel play has not changed in that mileage. A longer shot is binding axle shaft steering knuckle joints. Check the fluid level and add if necessary. Pleased that the new gear box is that much of an improvement. Or is this a third size sector: 2003-2008 stock, 2009-up stock and 2003-2008 Mopar upgrade steering gear? Click on photos to enlarge. I will post a start a thread then, but it might be a month or 2 out. Let me know if you come across one.
These models are not without issues, however, among them shorter steering gear life. Do you have a high-pinion axle in mind? You can see in the pic where the bolt is backed out. This is evident if you look at the fact I had to shim the bearing plate away from the support bar so it would clear the taper of the sector shaft nut. Also, further discussion revealed a unique G. Not surprising that you should mention the pump. This is a major advantage especially those with lifted trucks with dropped pitman arms, as you will not have to change your pitman arm.
. Tires are the Michelin Silent Armor Pro Grade and E rated. Features: -Eliminate steering box play -Eliminate frame flex -Reduces steering wander - Does not affect your alignment -No drilling or welding -All mounting hardware is included -Easy to follow instructions with pictures. Use your 2 crescent wrenches to turn the fittings opposite directions. Your system does have gains at the linkage to resist toe-change.