The Ford F-Series line of trucks has been extremely successful here in the U.S. — in fact, the F-150 is literally the best-selling vehicle of all time. They’re made pretty well, too, with many of the trucks from the ’70s and ’80s still in service today.
Because they’re often used for work duty — like on a farm or ranch — these Ford trucks see plenty of wear and tear. Plus they are heavier vehicles to begin with. So, while many of the parts can be repaired or refurbished over time, eventually some get to the point where a full replacement is needed due to things like gears wearing or shafts failing.
The steering gearbox on selected Ford F-100, F-150, F-250, and F-350 models made between 1968 and 2010 is one of these parts. You can only rebuild it so many times.
AAE, a leader in the aftermarket steering industry since 1987, makes an all-new gearbox for these trucks — of which over 1.75 million trucks are still in service. These steering gearboxes are better than OE, with all-new internals, including case-hardened shafts, oversized bearings, and of course, new cases. Since they are made of new components, there is no core charge, and buyers don’t have to worry about shipping their old gearboxes to us.
Part #: 7505N — VIO: 115,000 (F100 1968-1979; F150 1975-1979; F250 1968-1979; F350 1968-1979)
Part #: 7820N — VIO: 650,000 (F250 SD, F350 SD 2008-2010)
Part #: 7817N — VIO: 1,000,000+ (F250 SD, F350 SD 2005-2008)
The next time you need to replace a steering gearbox on one of these Ford F-Series trucks, take a look at the AAE solution.