My first concern was the truck had a lift kit installed, but that is not likely on an S-10 model or a company-owned truck. What makes you think the steering gear box is a Ford part? The closest thing I could think of to look at is for a Ranger, and those parts are not even close to mounting or connecting the same way.
None of the other steering parts get damaged when a ball joint separates, so unless inspection has shown that a part is worn or sloppy, there is no need to replace everything. Any chance you can post a photo of the bent springs? Are you referring to their normal curvature when installed or some kind of damage?
Friday, December 29th, 2017 AT 3:28 PM