Steering kickback - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-31-2012, 11:09 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-01-2012, 08:26 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Anyone? I guess it's not a common problem lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 04-03-2012, 05:07 PM
NOT a Democrat
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Robinson Twp PA (Pittsburgh)
Posts: 4,509
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Galaxie
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 04-05-2012, 10:13 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 04-05-2012, 10:37 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cut And Shoot, Tx.
Posts: 213
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
This may be a stupid question, but is it 4 wheel drive? If so, are the hubs unlocked?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 04-05-2012, 10:47 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cut And Shoot, Tx.
Posts: 213
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 04-05-2012, 09:43 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdalhaus View Post
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 04-06-2012, 09:34 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 296
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 04-06-2012, 11:46 AM
NOT a Democrat
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Robinson Twp PA (Pittsburgh)
Posts: 4,509
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Galaxie
My truck got real bad. Then even WORSE when I did the tierod end. My wheel universals were shot. BONE dry and locking up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 04-06-2012, 02:05 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04blackcrewcab View Post
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors