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Identify this steering box

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTMike, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    Is this a 2wd or a 4wd box?

    My truck's vin is a C10, but I'm wondering if the PO put a 4x4 box in there or if he just moved the pitman arm on a 2wd box.

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  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That is definately a 4WD box. On the 2WD box the pitman arm is held on with a large nut on the bottom of the shaft and not a bolt through the pitman arm.

    Also on 2WD box's the pitman arm can be indexed 4 different ways but on the 4WD box the pitman arm will only go on one way.
     
  3. MTMike

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    Thanks, thats what I need to know. :waytogo:
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Also a 2-WD boxes pitman arm has a ball joint (as opposed to a tapered hole, which a 4-WD box has) where the pitman arm connects to the drag link (unless the 2-WD box is being used on a cross-over system).
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    the vin is most likly correct for the body. it was possible swaped to the 4x4 frame at one time.
     

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