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Old 11-20-2009, 03:56 AM
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Steering tough to turn

when driving the wheel turns fine its when i am not moving its really hard to move the wheel i have to get ot rolling to turn it any ideas
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:20 AM
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Fords weak power steering system!

That is normal, I can barely get mine to turn at all when not moving
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:27 AM
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give 'er a little throttle and it'll steer fine
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:43 PM
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anyone have any other ideas this problem is getting worse
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:09 PM
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Is that the only problem? Mine started out not being able to turn very good and it got worse and it was my front u joints going out...
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:18 AM
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really front u joints i dk but when my plow is on it is alot worse
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:07 PM
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this is exactly what mine does.. does any one know what it would cost to get new power steering???
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:50 PM
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try this: i just think i found my problem which sounds similar to yours.

get the whole front of the truck off the ground. make sure your hubs are unlocked and you're in 2wd. push/pull on a front wheel and turn the wheels full lock to full lock side to side. do you feel anything get stiff during the range of travel? do this again but watch your front ujoints do they move (rotate) at any point in the steering?
grab a front ujoint and turn it 90 degrees then try moving the wheels through the full steering range again. steering get harder? do another 90deg turn of the ujoint and repeat steering to full lock until you spin the ujoint a full rotation.

this will put the front ujoints through the motions necessary to see if they are starting to seize in any direction.

my steering locked during this ujoint rotation....i'm replacing ujoints
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:05 PM
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thanks man i am trying that first thing in the morning
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Many things can compound the problem of the power steering being just barley what these truck can need. The plow will kill it for sure. Do you have over size tires with after market wheels? Did this change the scrub radius of the steering? How many miles on the pump? Could the pump be getting weak? Try letting off the brakes while sitting still and see if this helps. If it is a scrub radius problem this will help. JJ
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