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Old 10-03-2012, 07:34 PM
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Need help diagnosing a problem!

2008 f250 4x4 ccsb 6" lift, 37's, pmf track bar

Installed track bar about a month ago, was driving truck today and noticed serious issues steering, to the point where i have to turn the wheel 90 degrees to the right to go straight. Crawled under it when i got home and noticed both jamb nuts on the track bar were really loose. I figure that is a direct cause of my problem.

Is this a shop alignment fix or something i can do in my driveway? The drag,ink adjuster doesnt look like it moved, however if i grab the piping with my hand i can rotate it up andd down but not side to side. Is that normal or is it time for a new drag link too?

Appreciate any help you guys can provide.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:40 AM
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Possibly something you could do in the driveway as long as nothing is damaged. Take a picture of it from the front of the truck so I can see both the draglink and the trackbar and email them to me @ thall@precisionmetalfab.net. Include your phone number and I will call you as soon as I have looked at it. I can walk you through what to do from there.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:23 AM
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Thanks Trevor- I'll send you a picture as soon as I get home from work.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:05 PM
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taske some pics of your pitman arm, sounds like it may have stripped out from being loose or improperly installed.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:55 PM
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Pics are posted in my gallery if you click on my name. Thanks for any help or direction you can provide!
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:27 PM
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its hard to identifyu anything specific. inspect the pitman arm above the arm where the steering shaft has the splines, do they appear to spiral or twist. try to tighten that nut, if feels loose, you may want a new shaft depending on how bad they are spun if at all.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:30 AM
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If a sector shaft or pitman arm shows any signs of wear, it MUST be replaced. There is a TON of stress at that location and most of the time if they fail, they do it suddenly with no warning and you have no control over the vehicle. Not something worth risking you or your families safety.

As I told you last night, shoot me a call when you have a chance and I can walk you through the fix.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:56 PM
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Hey Trevor- I got your note. Thanks for looking at it. I was at a Habitat for humanity build for work all afternoon and my cell phone died. Is it ok to call you tomorrow sometime?
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:36 PM
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Ya, no problem. I will be at the shop working on orders and one of my cars.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:05 PM
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Also- no spin on the sector shaft, can see clear splines, so that looked ok.
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