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post #1 of 17 Old 03-31-2012, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Steering kickback

I have an '05 excursion psd that tries to center itself when you turn the wheel. I have searched extensively and found numerous subjects on brake kickback and wandering. I'm sure someone must have experienced the same problem. Also I'm new to the forums and fords in general, I used to own ram diesels and made the switch when I found my ultimate vehicle! Thanks guys!
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Anyone? I guess it's not a common problem lol

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I have something like this since my 2" level. It feels like right in the middle, its hard to steer and it needs to be right or left or something is fighting itself. Feels like idler arm or something but I cant see whats up. Getting it algined thursday.

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Mine is a consistent kick in the wheel that I feel. When making a turn it's trying to kick straight all front end components solid alignment well within specs seems like I'm fighting it on turns and long curves. No noticeable slop or wandering it totally tracks straight. It's weird because no one I know has experienced it.

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This may be a stupid question, but is it 4 wheel drive? If so, are the hubs unlocked?

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Actually, come to think of it, disregard my previous post....A buddy of mine test drove an 08 F250 that did the same thing, and had me drive it just to feel. It was all stock, and during a turn, it would try to come back to center. It would kick once to every input I gave the steering wheel. It wasn't much, but it was very noticeable. Could be amplified by your lift. I don't know what it is, but it definitely isn't right. He didn't buy the truck, by the way. Could be something awry in the steering box, and the hydraulics give you the feedback in the steering wheel...

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This may be a stupid question, but is it 4 wheel drive? If so, are the hubs unlocked?
Not a stupid question! Actually I read that hubs could be a potential problem. Checked those unlocked and they spin freely. This got me stumped lol

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When was the last time it was aligned? They should be able to tell you the issues you're having and how to fix it.
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My truck got real bad. Then even WORSE when I did the tierod end. My wheel universals were shot. BONE dry and locking up.

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When was the last time it was aligned? They should be able to tell you the issues you're having and how to fix it.
Had a buddy put it on the rack and it was nearly perfect. Oh yeah changed the stabilizer too. Super weird

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