Hey guys. My first Ford diesel truck just arrived and I have a couple issues. Keep in mind that I'm not mechanically inclined
, so I will get lost in technical answers that get complex.
Just need some direction. will likely take it in to a shop this week, but would like to have some ideas first, so I don't get screwed. My regular shop does not really do much for trucks, diesels, 4x4 and had no real recommendation in the area (fairly small town).
Truck- 2001 CCLB 4x4 (not a dually)
1- The truck has a 6" lift and the original owner (who traded it) had put on Nitto 325/70/17s. They rub (especially the driver's front) when turning hard to the left...(Not sure why one side seems to rub more than the other?). I love the way the truck looks, but the rubbing will drive me crazy. Is there something easy to do that will help without going back to a smaller tire (e.g. spacers, etc.)?
2- When the truck is sitting still, it is essentially impossible to turn the wheels at all. Once you start moving a little it improves almost immediately. It is like there is no power steering at all when stopped. I tried putting the truck in park and running up the RPMs a little to seed if that changed anything, but nothing. I know this can't be normal. Also noticed when slowing down to turn into a parking spot it was also very hard...again, like the power steering was nowhere to be seen. Checked the fluid and it is full.
Thanks for the input on what to look for/have checked
First Diesel Ever...
2001 F350 4x4 Crew Cab (non-dually)
Stock 7.3 (for now), mild lift, wheels/tires, Ranch Hand front and rear bumpers.
Bought to enjoy and to pull my 2007 GT500
2007 GT500 Blk/Wht, just under 700rwhp
2003 Lightning, JDM built motor w/ 2.6 KB supercharger (sold but not forgotten)
Too many mustings to list:burnout