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Old 10-21-2013, 12:07 PM
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Steering Wheel Shakes

I have a 2003 F350 7.3 4x4, and just had new tires, front brakes, balanced, realignment etc and the steering wheel now shakes mostly after I reach 55MPH or faster. I guess this keeps me from speeding though. Anyways I have been told it could be the ball joints are the problem. I was planning on replacing them soon but it may be sooner than planned.

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Old 10-21-2013, 12:16 PM
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Did it shake before you had all of that stuff done?
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Did it shake before you had all of that stuff done?

Well, not as bad. When they put the tires on someone forgot to tighten the lug nuts, basically my 4 year old could have taken them off by himself, and I drove that way for a day or so. I was not aware of this till I took it back on a Monday. I am not sure if this has anything to do with it either.

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Steering box seem tight?
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:44 AM
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Steering box seem tight?

Not sure, I am not that familiar with automotive repair but I am trying to learn as much as possible so I don't have to pay someone.

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Old 10-22-2013, 04:45 AM
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Not sure, I am not that familiar with automotive repair but I am trying to learn as much as possible so I don't have to pay someone.

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Is there play in the steering wheel when you turn it left to right?
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:52 AM
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Is there play in the steering wheel when you turn it left to right?
By play it turns freely but when I drive and let go of the wheel go can see the steering wheel move left to right easily. Hope this makes sense and is what you are asking.

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