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Old 01-28-2013, 06:43 PM
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Front suspension question

Just wondering if anyone has an actual picture of the front end of a 2005-2007 F250 4x4 and could maybe explain to me what parts are which. I'm mostly curious on the inner tie rods, outer tie rods, drags links, and steering linkage.I've looked at the diagrams on the tousley Ford parts, but I'm having a hard time figuring it all out. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Sorry I don't have any pictures, but I will do my best to go down your list.

Inner tie rods: NONE, these are usually associated with an independent front suspension. However, if your diagram is showing inner tie rod ENDS, then they could be the ends on the drag link (forward diagonal bar connects the steering box to the axle)

Outer tie rods: See above, with the following exception, outer tie rod ENDS (or just tie rod ends) are located at the extreme ends of the horizontal steering link in front of the axle.

Steering linkage: Out of the bottom of the steering box is the pitman arm, this is connected to the drag link via a ball joint or drag link end. The drag link connects to the right steering knuckle via a ball joint or drag link end. Mid way down the drag link is an adjustment sleeve to center the steering wheel during alignments. In front of the axle, tying the left and right steering knuckles together is the tie rod utilizing tie rod ends (ball joints if you will).

There are two diagonal bars under your truck, the forward most is the drag link for steering, the aft most is the track bar for stability.

I hope this clears things up for you.

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:08 PM
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Aweomome, thanks. I think I should be able to match that stuff up pretty well now in my mind. :p This helps a lot.
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This may help a little
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