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need steering help

I have a 01 f250 4x4. My steering has a bit of a catch in it. Its not as smoth when turning as it use to be. I'm not sure what it could be. Any suggestions? I have plenty of power steering fluid. Could it be the pump? I'm just not sure. any help would be great. Thanks!
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Steering box maybe? Have you checked to make sure your steering joints are all tight and not worn out?


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check to make sure your balljoints, tierods, and front axle universals are all good and not biding. Then, flush the power steering, and refill with fresh ATF.



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nothing is lose. i will try flushing out the fluid
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I'm having the same problem .I found out that my front u joints are stiff from lack of use. There are no grease fittings ,so the only fix is to replace the joints . I locked in my manual hubs last night and made many figure 8 turns in a school parking lot and it loosened them up pretty good , but will have to replace them , I just bought some extra time I guess

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nothing is lose. i will try flushing out the fluid
I jacked the front end off the ground and put jack stands under for support. Lock in your hubs and spin the wheels and turn left and right , If its the u joints , you'll see the wheel jerk. Rotate your steering right to left to get the full range of motion out of the u joint, you'll see the stiffness ,its quite obvious.

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