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99 Dodge 2500 Steering gearbox

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by sagedog, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. sagedog

    sagedog Junior Member
    from colo.
    Messages: 2

    Is this a box that is adjustable? Steering is getting kind of sloppy. All of the other steering components seem to be in good condition. This truck has 122,000 k on it
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

  3. SWR11

    SWR11 Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 5

    I have a 99 diesel and the box leaks like a siv. I ask the dealer about seals and he recommend a new box.
  4. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    The boxes are noted for lower bearing play,which causes the pitman shaft to move and the seal to leak.If you have any play,it's time for a new box.

    Check the top cover bolts,as they tend to come loose and cause major PS oil leaks as well.
  5. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    My 2000 wandered slightly since I bought it, I tightened the steering box a little,that helped,then i added this steering stablizer. This is a great idea for anyone with a Ram,more so if you have the heavy Cummins engine,and a heavy plow. if your blowing the seals right out the bottom,this will help you a lot. Id replace the seal,tighten the box,and add this brace,and you should be all set. I was able to use the brace with my Boss plow frame,with slight trimming of the brace ends,it took a while to test fit,and I had to remove the plow braces to install it,but I think it was worth it. My steering is better now than ever, this brace takes a lot of load off the box,and with my 1000lb plow,that is what I needed. John http://www.turbodieselregister.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=64315&highlight=steering