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Old 09-07-2008, 09:17 AM
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loose steering problems

so on the way way back from a 800 mile trip my steering wheel got really loose and i checked every thing under the truck and everything is tight. what else should i check? the truck has only a 4 inch lift.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:08 PM

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I would not know anything the lift on your truck...But the steering box on my 08 F250
4X4 had to be replaced by the dealer at about 40,000 miles. It seemed it to go bad on it's own...my truck is stock ...It had play left and right...almost a inch on each side...
It was unsafe to drive
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:56 AM
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It prolly just the box. My 04 6.0L truck had to have the box replaced at 30k just from running 295-75-16 tires. I'll tell you a trick you can try to see what it is. Lay under your truck and have somone move your steering wheel from left to right. Only move it for the amount of play that's it. Like an inch to the left and an inch to the right you said correct? Then just look at everything closely while under there. Im gonna bet it the box. They are easy to change though. The steering shaft is notched to only go on one way. And one powersteering line is larger than the other so they can't be crossed. 3 bolts holds it on. If you change it, get your steering wheel straight and then lock it so it can't move after you pull the shaft. Cause it it would spin around a revolution it will throw everything out of whach when it comes to the mechanism in there that automatically kicks your blinkers off if you know what Im' saying.
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