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Old 03-24-2012, 02:01 PM
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After new gear box Sill no control! HELP!

After useing the serch and came to the conclusion my steering that uncontrolibly darts to eather side was the gear box, 300.00 later still doing so particularly under loads.Today with firewood I almost went itnto the ditch! All lines beed well, no squealing, all linkages good. I can only think a pump but dont want to spend it if its not the problem. Ive about had it and need to fix it, Its a hazard! Can anyone Help with this? Also no lift on truck and stock tires.

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Old 03-24-2012, 02:12 PM
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If you thought it was the gearbox and it wasn't, I'd take it to a shop and have them look at it. Throwing parts at an issue gets expensive fast.
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:46 AM
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Im trying to avoid doing that with the limmited funds I have, I just spent 1,500.00 on a delete kit's and tuner, now the gear box. I used to be a mechcanic and Im trying the process of elemination, and leaning towards the pump! I just have alot going on right now and cant seem to think straight and thought some other advice would help? Thanks Snake I might have to take your advice, but for now I need to try to fix it myself. So any other Ideas? Im going @ it today!
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Limited funds but you threw a gear box without getting under it and checking ball joints, tie rods, etc.?

Jack up the front end and have someone move the steering wheel left to right while you look for play in every single ball type joint under there. Have someone lift up and down on the tires so you can check the ball joints on the knuckle too.
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Sure did, First thing I checked. Always the first thing on the check list for steering problems. I woked @ Roush and mistakes like that arn't taken lightly! Unless I missed something, Ill try again but it sure looked and felt very tight!

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Old 03-25-2012, 06:57 AM
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Stearing problems on the SD are the worst IMHO. Even when looking at something, hell even with reaching up there and tugging on it there is still no way to really know if its okay or not. Sometimes you just have to take everything apart and visually check every ball joint. It sucks but sometimes its the only way.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:52 AM
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Stearing problems on the SD are the worst IMHO. Even when looking at something, hell even with reaching up there and tugging on it there is still no way to really know if its okay or not. Sometimes you just have to take everything apart and visually check every ball joint. It sucks but sometimes its the only way.
Very much agre with that! It can sometimes be a PITA!
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:21 AM
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Ok, I went threw the linkages again ball joints and all are real good. But the lower tie rods have a little play slightly that I dont think was their before, How much play if any should these have? And will they give you a an uncontolible want to thow you to the right or left @ crusing speeds?
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:29 AM
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Check the u-joints in axle shafts. My 6.0 did that. The passenger side u-joint was froze up on the one axis. Other axis was free, but still messed with turning.
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I have found on alot of ford steering wondering problems are almost always the ball joints. They can feel tight with no play and still be sticking. Jack the front of the truck up and take both tierods off the knuckles. turn each knuckle by hand without the wheel on. Most of the time you can feel one side binding or not being able to turn it at all.
You can try greasing them and driving but almost always i had to just replace both the upper and the lower on the sticking side.
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