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2008 F350 Diesel Steering problems
Well, here is a good one. I have been driving a 2005, F 250 Diesel for about 120,000 miles now. All over the country and it has been a good truck but that little engine problem at 30,000 miles. Anyway, in Dec 2007 I ordered a 2008, F 350 Diesel, single rear, 4 door, long box.
Problem is driving down the road, the steering wheel is not going back to center. I have to work it back and it is rather difficult to keep it between the lines. In fact it is so bad that I'm not even driving it and use my old truck.
I took the new one to 2 different Ford dealer and both told me that all is normal and that is the way there driving. Perhaps so but that is wrong.
I took it to a frame shop who are highly regarded in this area and yes, all is normal but it is not driving very nice. We finally took the steering damper off and that made it a little better but not good at all. I called Ford and was told to take it to a different dealer that is all there are able to do.
If you let go of the steering wheel going down the road, you will go in a big circle. The F 250 never did and is still not doing it.
So, I went back to a Ford dealer and drove a 2008 F 250, no problem at all, the I drive a 2008 F 350 and the same problem as the one that I have. I do like the comments that the sales folks and the service folks have, like: This is a big truck you need to hold it with both hands, or it is normal that you have to force it back. Well, I do not think it is normal and some other folks do not think so either. Basically, we have now a $ 50,000 vehicle sitting in the parking lot that nobody wants to drive.
Any of you folks have experience with something like this? It think that Ford may have the Caster calculation way off but I would sure appreciate some input.