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post #1 of 4 Old 11-09-2011, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Question Excessive Steering Wheel Play 2002 F350 4x4

Anyone experience excessive steering wheel play on 2002 F-350 or close year with 4x4 axles? Ford dealer can't find anything to explain the issue; play in steering wheel is just enough to require constant corrections on any road surface. Replaced steering box a few years ago due to crack and fluid leakage (not leaking now), dealer recently replaced steering stablizers (not the problem, or solution). Tire wear is normal, no obvious signs related to wheel alignment. I just want to tighen up the steering wheel play and reduce the constant corrections while driving down the highways. Any suggestions?
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almost sounds like your front wheel alignment is too strait, might benefit from a slight toe in, if your having a darting issue.

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Sounds like the steering gear is going south or the track bar. These are the most common culprits.

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Anyone experience excessive steering wheel play on 2002 F-350 or close year with 4x4 axles? Ford dealer can't find anything to explain the issue; play in steering wheel is just enough to require constant corrections on any road surface. Replaced steering box a few years ago due to crack and fluid leakage (not leaking now), dealer recently replaced steering stablizers (not the problem, or solution). Tire wear is normal, no obvious signs related to wheel alignment. I just want to tighen up the steering wheel play and reduce the constant corrections while driving down the highways. Any suggestions?
try tightening up the gear mesh on the box? check to see if the box is mounted securely?
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