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Applicability for 79 Discussion
Source: by members at FSB
Frame Crack Repair w/Diagram
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Installation in a 96
Source: by MikeW (Mike W, BroncoNut) at FSB
Installation Instructions, General
Source: by CARDONEĀ® cardone.com
Installation, AGR Performance, Inc. in a 78-79
Source: by Paul E at ProjectBronco.com
Installation, AGR Performance, Inc. in an 85 (all pics are gone)
Source: by Eric T (Eric 6equals8) at users.qwest.net via replay.web.archive.org
Installation, Red Head in a 94
Source: by L.a.dirt94 at FSB
Installation, Red Head in a 95
Source: by felixx68 at SuperMotors.net
Mounting Depiction in 78-79
Source: by Ford via broncocity.com
Parts Break-Out Diagram & Troubleshooting, All Bronco & Ford, mid-70s to 00 with Nomenclature
Source: by Ford via Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Pre-load Adjustment, All Bronco & Ford, mid-70s to 00; "...1. Disconnect the pitman arm from the sector shaft using a Pitman Arm Puller (Tool T64P-3590-F). 2. Disconnect the fluid return line at the reservoir and cap the reservoir return line nipple to retain the fluid in the reservoir. 3. Place the end of the return line in a suitable container and turn the steering wheel from stop-to-stop several times to discharge the fluid from the gear. Discard the fluid. 4. Turn the steering wheel to the right stop, then back left 45 degrees. 5. Attach an inch-pound torque wrench to the steering wheel nut and determine the torque required to rotate the shaft slowly approximately one-eighth turn (45�) toward center from the initial 45 degree position. Note this first value. 6. Turn the steering gear back to center and determine the torque required to rotate the shaft back and forth across the center position (� 90�). Compare the center value to the first value, using the following criteria: * Vehicles with less than 5,000 miles (8046 Km): If total meshload over mechanical center is less than 15 in-lb (1.7 Nm) or greater than 24 in-lb (2.7 Nm), RESET to first value PLUS 11-15 in-lb (1.2-1.7 Nm). * Vehicles with more than 5,000 miles (8046 Km), or with new sector shaft: If meshload over mechanical center is NOT 7 in-lb (0.8 Nm) GREATER than the first value, RESET to 10-14 in-lb (1.13-1.6 Nm) GREATER than first value. . If reset is required, loosen the adjuster locknut and turn the sector shaft adjuster screw until the reading is the specified value greater than the torque at 45 degrees from the stop. Hold the sector shaft screw in place, and tighten the locknut. 8. Re-check torque readings and replace the pitman arm and steering wheel hub cover. 9. Connect the fluid return line to the reservoir and fill the reservoir to specification with the specified fluid. Check belt tension & adjust if necessary. Do not pry against the reservoir to obtain proper belt load. Pressure will deform the reservoir and cause it to leak...." See Diagram included
Source: by Ford via Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Pre-load Adjustment, All Bronco & Ford, mid-70s to 00; "...1. Disconnect the pitman arm from the sector shaft using a Pitman Arm Puller (Tool T64P-3590-F). 2. Disconnect the fluid return line at the reservoir and cap the reservoir return line nipple to retain the fluid in the reservoir. 3. Place the end of the return line in a suitable container and turn the steering wheel from stop-to-stop several times to discharge the fluid from the gear. Discard the fluid. 4. Turn the steering wheel to the right stop, then back left 45 degrees. 5. Attach an inch-pound torque wrench to the steering wheel nut and determine the torque required to rotate the shaft slowly approximately one-eighth turn (45�) toward center from the initial 45 degree position. Note this first value. 6. Turn the steering gear back to center and determine the torque required to rotate the shaft back and forth across the center position (� 90�). Compare the center value to the first value, using the following criteria: * Vehicles with less than 5,000 miles (8046 Km): If total meshload over mechanical center is less than 15 in-lb (1.7 Nm) or greater than 24 in-lb (2.7 Nm), RESET to first value PLUS 11-15 in-lb (1.2-1.7 Nm). * Vehicles with more than 5,000 miles (8046 Km), or with new sector shaft: If meshload over mechanical center is NOT 7 in-lb (0.8 Nm) GREATER than the first value, RESET to 10-14 in-lb (1.13-1.6 Nm) GREATER than first value. . If reset is required, loosen the adjuster locknut and turn the sector shaft adjuster screw until the reading is the specified value greater than the torque at 45 degrees from the stop. Hold the sector shaft screw in place, and tighten the locknut. 8. Re-check torque readings and replace the pitman arm and steering wheel hub cover. 9. Connect the fluid return line to the reservoir and fill the reservoir to specification with the specified fluid. Check belt tension & adjust if necessary. Do not pry against the reservoir to obtain proper belt load. Pressure will deform the reservoir and cause it to leak...." See Diagram included
Source: by Ford via Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at FSB
Re-Seal, Lower Shaft Seal Kit Installation (AutoZone PowerCraft brand) in an 89 4.9L
Source: by chexmix (Justin, Lady) at SuperMotors.net
Re-Seal, Lower Shaft Seal Kit Installation (input shaft seal kit Ford F3AZ-3E502-A; sector shaft seal kit Ford D7AZ-3E501-B) in a 92
Source: by Richard C (Bigric, Money Pit) at FSB
Re-Seal, Lower Shaft Seal Kit Installation (input shaft seal kit Ford F3AZ-3E502-A; sector shaft seal kit Ford D7AZ-3E501-B) in a 92
Source: by Richard C (Bigric, Money Pit) at SuperMotors.net
Re-Seal, Lower Shaft Seal Kit Installation (sector shaft seal kit Ford D7AZ-3E501-B) in an 86
Source: by Aikidoka (Adam O) at bucknakedoffroad.com
Re-Seal, Lower Shaft Seal Kit Installation (sector shaft seal kit Ford D7AZ-3E501-B) in an 86
Source: by Aikidoka (Adam O) at FSB
Re-Seal, Lower Shaft Seal Kit Installation w/Box in Bronco in a 90
Source: by BroncoJoe19 (Joe) at Ford Bronco Zone Forums
Rebuild in 78-79
Source: by OX1 (OX, Jim, James O, Beater, Bronco Ranger XLT, GREEN_DILYSI) at FSB
Rebuild in a 92
Source: by Jeremy M (Big '92 jermil01) at SuperMotors.net
Rebuild in an 88
Source: by Reptillikus (Kevin W) at forensick.net
Red Head pics in a 90
Source: by SeattleFSB (Seattle FSB) at SuperMotors.net
Sector Shaft Damage Article in an F 350
Source: by performanceunlimited.com
Sector Shaft pics in a 92; "...If my understanding is correct, there is only one way to joint the box to the rag joint (steering coloumn) and 4 ways to connect the pitman arm to the box..."
Source: by 2bet at FSB
Sector Shaft pics in a 92; "...If my understanding is correct, there is only one way to joint the box to the rag joint (steering column) and 4 ways to connect the pitman arm to the box..."
Source: by 2bet at SuperMotors.net
Tapping for Hydraulic Assist Lines using Reptillikus (Kevin W) info
Source: by Rafael E (Bronkzilla, stressed) at FSB
Tapping for Hydraulic Assist Lines, using Reptillikus (Kevin W) info (pics are gone)
Source: by Rafael E (Bronkzilla, stressed) via Aikidoka (Adam O) at bucknakedoffroad
Troubleshooting, All Bronco & Ford, mid-70s to 00
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
U Joint Inspection; "...Bound-up outer axle u-joints can cause weird steering non-returnability, pulling, noises, etc. A suggested idea is to reach up and turn the drive axle 90 degrees at the outer u-joint, look for rust bleeding out of the u-joint caps, feel for looseness..."
Source: by miesk5 at Ford Bronco Zone Forums
Wobble Diagnosis; "...Check the steering box bolts, are they loose? Look for chipped paint or rust rings around the bolts, better yet just go ahead and retorque them now, you will probably get a full turn out of them. If they do not tighten to a firm stop... FIX by installing new solid sleeves between frame rails. The early Bronco's had sleeves in the frame but they were a split design and crush open after awhile..."
Source: by Carl J at jantzengineering.com