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Fellas, since the steering issue is a recurring topic, I thought I'd try to start putting together a thread for sticky. Below is the immediate info off the top of my head. Please help me edit it for accuracy. Also add to it if I've overlooked something. I welcome more links you think would be pertinent. I don't want it cluttered with every thread with the word "steering" in it. Want to KISS to reduce confusion. But the question needs to be answered for reference.

Thanks yall :thumbsup

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What's this about a steering recall?

http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/3rd-gen-powertrain/145251-steering-linkage-recall.html thread
http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/technical-service-bulletins-recall-support/156462-mopar-safety-recall-h46-anybody-get.html thread

H46 Recall Notice (in PDF form)





Do have the old style or new style linkage?

4Wheel&Offroad Photo link displaying both linkages for comparison





Where are the part numbers under the truck?

On a white tag glued on the lower linkage. It might be worn off.





Is there a writeup for a DIY linkage install?
http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/3rd-gen-non-powertrain/181227-tie-rod-upgrade-03-08-trucks.html





Does anybody have the part numbers?

* Old steering linkage part numbers:
  • Linkage - 52122362AA - 52122362AD
  • Pitman arm - (if it's not the one listed below)

* New steering linkage parts numbers:
  • Damper - 52122370AB
  • Nut x3 - 6505623AA
  • Pitman Arm - 68039930AA
  • Steering linkage - 52122362AE or AF
The above PNs supercede TSB 22-005-06


What's the difference between the AE & AF linkage?
http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/suspension-discussion/290822-steering-upgrade-ae-vs-af.html



Do I need to buy a new pitman arm too?

Some say yes; some say no if your truck is stock to leveled. The changed angle offsets the ball stud from compressing into the lower link.

Yes or no thread with pics: http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/3rd-gen-non-powertrain/318525-08-5-steering-w-o-changing-pitman-arm.html

Your truck, your money, your choice.


If your truck has a replacement drop pitman for a higher lift, you do not need a new pitman arm.



Do I need to buy the new steering damper?
Yes.



Do I have to use the Mopar damper?
No. Aftermarkets are an option so long as you get the right mounts.

(Need help here with details)


Where can I buy the new linkage parts?
New Mopar steering linkage can be bought here:

Individual parts:

Complete linkages:



Crossover steering option:
Thuren Fabrication- Crossover steering kits
- it is not stock
- permanent change when you drill out knuckles
 

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The write up for the DIY install is not much of an "install" write up.
I was expecting a step by step thing, that thread was a couple pics and people arguing which upgrade is better.

Some good info in your post though! :thumbsup:
 

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The write up for the DIY install is not much of an "install" write up.
I was expecting a step by step thing, that thread was a couple pics and people arguing which upgrade is better.

Some good info in your post though! :thumbsup:
I know. I figured if I put it in the wrong spot someone will have to deal with it :rof
 
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