Front Suspension - 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 02-24-2013, 02:46 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Jacksonvile Fl
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Front Suspension

noob here with my first psd. i need to get my wheels aligned but the shop said i needed to get a bunch of work done to the front end before i could get the alignment done, totaling to a whoping $1500. this seems a little outrageous to me. im pretty handy and do most of my own mechaical work. my question is what parts directly effect the alignment that may need to be replaced. also, which other parts should i replace while im down there to prevent any future problems. oh yea, a little information might help you guys. this is a 1999 f350 7.3 psd 4x4 with 6" of lift. thanks in advance
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-24-2013, 11:02 PM
Serving Our Country!
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Manor, TX
Posts: 2,663
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
That does seem steep for a solid axle vehicle. The main things that wear out are ball joints and the steering linkage. You should be able to replace everything for under $500. What's unknown is if they went further than that and looked at bushings on the track bar, sway bar, play in the steering wheel, hub condition, etc. I would start with ball joints, and go over all the steering linkage, give it a good tug near the pivot points and see if there is any play.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-25-2013, 10:20 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Jacksonvile Fl
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thank you. ill start with the ball joints and go from there.
is there anything else that i should do or check on this truck, engine drivetrain or electrical, since i just bought it and don't really know much about this rig or diesel trucks at all.
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 10:45 AM.


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