Steering problem? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 09-02-2010, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
psdguy97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Des Plaines, illinois
Posts: 264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Steering problem?

Hey everyone. My steering on my 97 F350 is loose. I always have to correct the direction of the truck when i hit some bumps. It likes to turn a little when i do. Also when i'm drivin down a street thats pitched to the right i have to turn the wheel to the left a little to keep it going straight. Anyone know what would cause loose steering like that?

2002 F-350 XLT
Dp-tuner, MBRP 5inch exhaust, CCV mod, Autometer gauges, AFE intake, Irate fuel system, 38r turbo, Bellowed up pipes, Coolant filter, stage 1 camshaft, smith bros pushrods, 910's, BTS valve body, 6.0 trans cooler.

psdguy97 is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 09-02-2010, 11:51 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: In the country south of Covington TN.
Posts: 220
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Have you checked all the joints in the front end? (tie rod ends, drag link ends, ball joints, track bar etc...) Looseness in any of those could cause that. Excess play in the steering gear can too. Tire wear OK? Alignment issues can cause steering weirdness as well.

Randy DuCharme (Radio AD5GB)

'06 F-250 FX4 A/T Super Cab short bed /w tow pkg
SCT SF3 tuner /w Gearhead Performance custom tunes. ARP head studs, EGR delete, oil cooler/drainback tube/STC coupler/blue spring/standpipe & dummy plug upgrades, ScanGauge II, Sinister diesel coolant filter, Fumoto drain valves, Stage II direct clutch and ECP solenoids.
AD5GB is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 09-02-2010, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
psdguy97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Des Plaines, illinois
Posts: 264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Everything feels tight in the front end. I'm going to take it to an alignment shop soon and get it looked at.

2002 F-350 XLT
Dp-tuner, MBRP 5inch exhaust, CCV mod, Autometer gauges, AFE intake, Irate fuel system, 38r turbo, Bellowed up pipes, Coolant filter, stage 1 camshaft, smith bros pushrods, 910's, BTS valve body, 6.0 trans cooler.

psdguy97 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 12-03-2010, 07:37 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
FORDRARY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Shelley Idaho
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
mine is doing the same thing i just replaced all the front end. I'm leaning toward steering gear how do you tighten it or do you just have to replace it?

97 Stage 2 injectors, Stage 2 AFE intake IDM mod, TS Performance 6 pos. custom tuned, 4 inch turbo back straight pipe, stock turbo with 1.0 exhaust housing, Intercooled with 02 intercooler, Adrenaline HPOP, ccv mod, IDM mod, FPR spring kit.
FORDRARY is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome