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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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315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
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BUMP IT UP...

1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL
6 SPEED
SWAMPS 175/146 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
COWL HOOD
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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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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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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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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.

1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL
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SWAMPS 175/146 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
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Is there a flat tire? Lol
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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.

1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL
6 SPEED
SWAMPS 175/146 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
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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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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?

1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL
6 SPEED
SWAMPS 175/146 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
COWL HOOD
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