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Steering pulls to the right

1996 F250 7.3 liter diesel steering pulls hard to the right when driving.
I jacked up the front end and started the engine, the steering immediately started turning to the right. Is there an adjustment on the steering box to remedy this?

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No adjustment, sound like gearbox has failed, be sure to flush power steering system before installing new gearbox.

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