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Old 04-04-2010, 06:19 PM
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STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT PROBLEM......

I have a problem with my steering. I drove my truck a week ago and everything was perfect. I then went on vacation for a week and when I got home and went out to drive it. I pulled out on the road and noticed my steering was messed up. I have to hold the steering wheel almost 180 degrees to the left in order to make the truck go straight down the road. Its almost like the alignment is way off. What could possibly cause the steering to be off so much when the truck just sit there for a week? I cant figure out what happened and need help? I am so upset now and just dont know what could have happened.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:29 AM
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BUMP IT UP...
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:03 AM
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I have this same problem...but not as bad as 180 but still pretty bad...and i still dont know why...am goin to get a alignment next week so hopefully they'll straight'n it out.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:39 AM
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Check your track bar bracket make sure it's not broke. and check where it conects down by the axle too seen a few brake. I have broke my bracket twice. threw the steering wheel off.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:15 AM
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I then went on vacation for a week and when I got home and went out to drive it. I pulled out on the road and noticed my steering was messed up. I have to hold the steering wheel almost 180 degrees to the left in order to make the truck go straight down the road.
By any chance,,,, you don't have a teen-age son - Do You? (sounds like somebody slammed something with a Ft wheel)
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:50 PM
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Nope no son and noone drove it thats the weird thing. It just got like this from sitting there. Its so weird. I am gonna check over it tommorrow and see if anything is loose or weird. Its not off quite 180 but maybe 130 degrees or so.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:56 PM
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Is there a flat tire? Lol
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:54 PM
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Well I checked it out today and nothing seems loose or weird looking. Gonna take it to alignment shop tommorrow to get it checked out. The steering wheel is only like 70 to 90 degrees off to the left and not 180. I was thinking wrong.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:32 PM
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Last year i went mudding in a bayou and hit a MASSIVE...i repeat MASSIVE hole dug out by some angry homeowner i guess to make us stop driving back there. needless to say my alignment was destroyed. I'm talking left tire was facing almost a whole 45 degrees out and i too had to hold the wheel almost fully turned over to get her to go straight. Long story short I'd bet it's alignment related. Cost me $145 and completely fixed
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:33 PM
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Well I dropped it off tonight. Gonna look at it tommorrow. On my way there though it is now making a noise when turning left like its catching somewhere or hitting somewhere? Any idea?
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