Front end help 97 f350 drw - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-09-2013, 05:32 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: McKinney TX
Posts: 138
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Front end help 97 f350 drw

Hey guys I am going to be replacing my tierod ends, ball joints wheel bearings and pitman arm on my 97 f350 2wd drw pickup. I have a lot of wear on the inside of the tires. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction on what parts I should use, and some part numbers would be helpful as well. I want to make sure I use good parts and any tips appreciated. Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-11-2013, 12:15 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Redgranite
Posts: 67
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Moog and trw are good as far as tre's and balljoints. we use sks bearings at work on the class 8 rigs and they are pretty good dont know if they make light duty bearings but worth checking into.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-31-2013, 07:39 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: McKinney TX
Posts: 138
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Put all new moog balljoints and tie rods new timken wheel bearings, new brakes and a new set of front tires along with an alignment. Drives like new now! Question though. I should of but didn't replace the radius arm bushings, gettings a lot of noise from that area. If I replace those will it mess with the toe and camber at all or just the caster. What's the best way to replace those anyways? Doesn't look like its going to be easy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-31-2013, 02:48 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Glen Allen Va
Posts: 508
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You can either use a porta power or a come along to push the arm out of the socket . I would think your alignment shouldn't change much but new bushings may just shove the wheels forward a touch .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-31-2013, 05:39 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: McKinney TX
Posts: 138
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the tip, wouldn't of thought of that. My caster is off on the truck and ntb was trying to tell me it was those camber adjusting sleeves and tried to tack 300 bucks onto the alignment :/ but I bought the 1 year alignment deal so even if anything gets messed up I guess I can just take it back in for another alignment
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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:

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
Display Modes

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



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors