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I just completely rebuilt the front end on my truck, once I did that I found out just how bad my steering box was...with 300K what should I expect? So I replaced it with a rebuilt Cardone unit. It's better but the truck still wonders, it's like the center is too sensitive. It's not bad around town, but on the highway and especially pulling our 33' travel trailer this thing is all over the place...a constant struggle to hold it in the right lane.

So, can the box be adjusted? I've heard horror stories from people messing with the adjustments and never getting them right again. OR is there a higher quality box that I can buy for it? I'm planning to keep this truck forever so I don't mind forking out some cash on it.
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Only 12 years old?

Ford and the other manufacturers generally stop buying new parts from their suppliers after the part is no longer in production unless it is a high turnover part. They do warehouse pallets of parts at the production end, but not 12 years worth. Even while the platform is still in production the Motorcraft aftermarket rebuilds start coming into the pipeline.

No manufacturer still rebuilds their parts. It's all outsourced.

Edit: Oh, those "little" steering box adjustments? Unless you are following the service manual procedure you just trashed a box.
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