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2000 F250 Steering issues
Ok suspension/steering guys, I need some help... Here is the story: I bought a 2000 F250 back in May with what appears to be a Tuff Country 2.5" leveling kit on the truck. The truck could hardly be handled going down the road, steering was awful. Eventually found that the truck had a drop bracket for the track bar, I grabbed a hold of the track bar and it was loose! Removed it and found there was no concentric drive spacer inside the bushing at all. So I installed a factory track bar bracket and a factory pitman arm( had a drop pitman arm on it).
I also put an adjustable track bar on it. Even with the track bar adjusted all the way in, the passenger tire still stuck out farther than the driver's tire, so I muscled the factory track bar back on to try and center the axle. Axle is still slightly to the passenger side. Steering is better, but still wanders and has bump steer. I installed a reman Ford gearbox in it last week, so the steering is nice and tight, but it is still a pain to drive.
This is really driving me nuts. I'm not real familiar with lift kits and what not, but I would expect this truck to drive much better than it does. I really have to "drive" this truck.
Hopefully this all makes sense, but I can't figure out what the deal is with this thing. I'm very surprised that the axle is still shifted to the right even with a 2.5" lift and stock track bar...does this mean that my suspension is tired out?
Truck has new ball joints, new steering gear, and a new steering gear.
thanks in advance!