!HELP! Steering Pulls Hard Left, Than Right... - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 12-10-2011, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
killacal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 119
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
!HELP! Steering Pulls Hard Left, Than Right...

I've been recently experiencing a very odd issue with my 2005 F250. Sometime when I turn (left or right) the truck starts pulling hard one way. When I correct it the truck starts jerking hard the other way. The most recent incident left me fighting the truck for almost 7 miles until I got it home.

I've not had a chance to jack the truck up yet, but when I did ball joints about 8 months ago everything seemed nice and tight.

Has anyone experienced a similar issue? This is the first time I've ever experienced this type of issue.

05' F350 Kitty Delete, Stacks,Tune from Cale, ect...
89' TT Mustang
killacal is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 12-11-2011, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
killacal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 119
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Update:

Just went out and took a look at the truck's front end. The passenger's side tie rod has seen it's better days, and the driver's side is borderline. I'll replace them both, and maybe a steering damper (seems like this is a common failure and mines original still). I will advise if this solves the problem.

05' F350 Kitty Delete, Stacks,Tune from Cale, ect...
89' TT Mustang

Last edited by killacal; 12-12-2011 at 06:34 PM.
killacal is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 12-11-2011, 01:40 PM
Premium Member
 
sargar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Monroe, Georgia
Posts: 3,873
Thanks: 1
Thanked 23 Times in 22 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
It sounds like something is getting "over center" when you are turning the steering lock to lock. You will need an alignment after the tie rod ends are replaced, maybe something will turn up on the alignment rack.

Tuned, Deleted, Filtered, Monitored...all the usual stuff.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sargar is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 12-13-2011, 07:40 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wyandotte, Mi
Posts: 324
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Replace the front ujoints. That fixed mine. Those ujoints are the only greasable joints on the truck.

2006 cc 4x4,Rotella 5-40,Amsoil bypass filter Dieselsite coolant filter, edge evolution, K&N air filter, high idle mod, zoodad mod, 60 gallon Titan Tank, blue spring kit, Airlift 5000 bags, Bilstein hd shocks, MBRP 4 inch st pipe turbo back, welded egr cooler
rowcoach is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 12-13-2011, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
killacal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 119
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by rowcoach View Post
Replace the front ujoints. That fixed mine. Those ujoints are the only greasable joints on the truck.
I assume you're talking about axle joints? I checked those when I did the ball joints and they were in good shape. I'll take another look this weekend when I have it back up in the air.

05' F350 Kitty Delete, Stacks,Tune from Cale, ect...
89' TT Mustang
killacal is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome