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post #1 of 8 Old 09-20-2009, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Steering Issue

I have noticed on my truck when turning right the steering doesn't want to return to center, but when i turn left it will almost get to center before it stops. What could be wrong, my powersteering works fine, nothing seems broke underneath that i can see? Anybody got any ideas what it could be. I can drive the truck fine, just got to fight it when i turn right.

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did you find out anything? i'm having the same issue:
01 f350, steering weird

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post #4 of 8 Old 11-14-2009, 08:02 PM
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Some people call that memory steer check all your sttering joints and ball joints to see if there is any binding if not I would look into your steering box

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If you decide to replace your steering gearbox check put Redhead Steering .com.
Also within the steering column is what is called a clockspring. Sometimes they go bad.

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ok, thanks for the tips!!

anyone have more info on this 'clockspring' you speak of? what is it? what does it do?

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I got it figured out, my steering stabilizer was bent. It was sticking when i turned right, replace that and it's worked great.

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thx!

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