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Old 07-30-2007, 06:18 PM
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Wondering steering

I recently purchased an '05 F-350 with a procomp lift kit already installed. Anyway going down the road the truck wonders all over like someone else is trying to steer for me. Well I had a friend go under the truck while I worked the wheel from side to side. It didn't take long and my friend told me to go under and look for myself. The steering box has a pin coming out of it that the drag link connects to, has play in it and makes a nice clunk. Well tomorrow I am planning on contacting one of the stealerships and see if they will be kind enough to cover this under warranty . I guess my question is does this sound like it would be the problem or should I look deeper into it??
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:31 PM
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If there is now slop anywhere else it probably is the problem, how many miles are on the truck?
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:33 PM
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the truck has about 47,000 miles
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:37 PM
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It is out of warranty the warranty is 3 years 36,000 for everything but the motor. At 47,000 you shouldnt have any other steering, suspension issues though. Does the lift have a warrenty if so you might want to take it to whoever installed it. Hope you get it going.
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:52 AM
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It is out of warranty the warranty is 3 years 36,000 for everything but the motor. At 47,000 you shouldnt have any other steering, suspension issues though. Does the lift have a warrenty if so you might want to take it to whoever installed it. Hope you get it going.
The truck is under extended warranty.
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:26 AM
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Ok ran into a major problem. I called every Ford dealer in the state and not one will warranty the truck, plus the steering box was quoted for $800. Anyone know where I can get a steering box for a little cheaper than that???
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:44 AM
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My '05 with a donahoe 4.5 kit has the same clunk/wandering steering. The ball joint at the lower end of the panhard bar is loose and the local dealership said it's due to my lift. Havent priced out a new ball joint or lablr yet, but turning the steering wheel at a stop will duplicate the clunk. Just look at the ball joint and feel the movement.
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:02 AM
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The ball joint was tight, infact all the steering looked fine except the steering box. I wish it was just the ball joint would be alot easier on my wallet.
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:01 PM
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Junkyard maybe, they might not have any trucks that new though. There was post earlier that may have had a cheaper solution, i will try to find it.
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