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Old 04-30-2010, 07:48 PM
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i finally bought a powerstroke

First I would like to thank all you guys and this forum for helping me put. I've spent hours researching!

I bought a 99 f350 diesel 4x4 with 179k on the odometer. Drove it 160 miles home! It has some issues like needing 4 tires, how big can I go on a stock truck? The front rightbrake caliber is sticking, pulling me to the right when I drive and the left when I stop. The one door the lock is gone! Is it easily replaceable?



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Old 04-30-2010, 08:45 PM
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The largest you can fit on a stock rim is 285/75/16. What do you mean by the lock is gone?
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:49 AM
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I mean the physical lock that you push up and down is gone. And the door ajar light is always on.

Also I forgot to say, the wheel is incredibly hard to turn when I have my foot on the brake.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:21 AM
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Sounds as though you should not try to stop or slow down while you are turning.


Anyway, good luck with the truck. 180k on a 7.3L is barely breaking it in.
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:11 AM
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It's possible to replace the metal rod that that goes on.

And the brakes are run off of the power steering pump, mine is hard to turn while stopped too.
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:18 AM
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you can fit 305/75/16's on a stock rim with no lift it just rubs a bit and you can kiss your turning radius goodbye.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:53 PM
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I bought some used tires with about 50% tread for about $60 a piece, for now.

I sprayed WD-40 in the latches in all the doors and now the door ajar light went out!

My front passenger brake caliper was messed up bad, the bushings were rusted into the mount, it took about 2 hours of pounding them to break them free. Hopefully, when I put it all back together tomorrow I won't have the horrible pull to the left and right.

I also noticed that if I'm not giving it gas as I'm turning the wheel I lose power steering, any ideas?
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:15 PM
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you can fit 305/75/16's on a stock rim with no lift it just rubs a bit and you can kiss your turning radius goodbye.
Yeah they'll fit, but the centers will wear much faster than the rest of the tire.

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I also noticed that if I'm not giving it gas as I'm turning the wheel I lose power steering, any ideas?
Check your power steering fluid level.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:04 PM
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Fluid levels ok, but its filled with power steeringfluid not atf.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:42 AM
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Loose belt or worn out PS pump my guess.
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