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post #1 of 6 Old 03-19-2014, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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2006 6.0 4x4. firestone changed my right front upper ball joint, then did alignment. So $700 dollars later there is a slight pull to the right, keep bringing back and they show me some report that everything is in the GREEN range meaning good. after some persistence they then tell me the ball joint they put on was stock, but that it needed some ford upgrade ball joint to get the correct tow. but that the pull to the right, although it will aggravate me it will not bother the tire. well now the outside of the tire looks like a drag slick. brought it in and showed them now I get its all my fault for improper air pressure to failing to rotate the tires. now to the question - is this just BS about the ball joint? also I looked around and notice my Knuckle seal is bad and the manual hub wont lock in the 4x4 on that side. is something else wrong here, if it is not the upper ball joint? any thoughts will be appreciated.
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Let Firestone work on your car and find yourself a qualified truck mechanic for your truck. They aren't well equipped to deal with light duty truck suspensions.
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Your only fault was going to Firestone. Live NYC said, find a real shop that works on Super Duties.

Yes there are adjustable kits available, and that should be used when doing this. It's not a different ball joint, but a sleeve to adjust camber and caster. They didn't have tow set right either no matter what their sheet says. Super Duties are also best set towed in more then they spec at.

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Thanks for the advice, and yes, lesson learned!
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took your advice and called Coy's diesel specialties, and they referred me to Diez Tires who do specialize in F-250's. problem was Firestone put "P" rated tires on and only six ply. wore them out fast. I now have 10 ply "LT" rated Toyos on, and there is no more pull to the right. I wondered why every time I went to Firestone they reduced my air pressure from the 70 lbs I put in, to 50 lbs. it was bc the tires max was 50. they could have told me that instead of blaming me for the worn out tires! lesson learned. thanks for the advice.
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Well at least you got it covered. I would have words with them. A shop should never put p-rated tires on a 3/4 ton...

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