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Old 05-09-2010, 02:38 PM
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Wanders at Hwy Speeds!

Just checking to see if anyone else has had this problem, and if so what was the fix?

I have an 06 F250 FX4 CC. I have had all kinds of front end problems with this truck, and in the last 4 months the truck has gotten new ball joints, shocks, new wheel hub, Tie rod ends, draglink and alignment. This has taken care of all of my front end shimmy, and have not experienced the death wobble since. The only problem I am still having is wandering. The problem is much worse at highway speeds, anything over 60mph takes alot of work to keep it in one lane. I have adjusted the steering box about as far as I can, and dont seem to have much steering wheel play, but like I said at hwy speeds it is all over the road! Pulled a small trailer with it this weekend, and the 70 mile drive was almost impossible.

Any suggestions?

The truck is stock, not lifted, running 285/70/17 load range D with 55psi.
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i would like to know how to fix it i got same problem but mine is lifted 4 inchs
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Anybody found the fix? I know lots of posts say alignment, adjust steering box, tire pressure and all of these seem to help, but I still cant get the wandering to stop, and it seems that is slowly gets worse over time. I am thinking about ordering a Redhead Steering box, but would like to be sure that the box is the problem first, before I spend another $400!
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Have you rotated your tires to see if its them? Maybe swaybar bushings.

On a side note, which of the front end components that you replaced do you think was the culprit of your shimmy? I have it right now and want it gone, so just trying to see what I should replace first.
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Additional castor..OP get castor ball joing shims and install

4" lift get adj 4 link arms and dial in a extra 2*

Both..get a dual steering stablizer.

Cary
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