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post #1 of 13 Old 01-08-2008, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up steering problems.....

Hey ya'll. i was wandering if ya'll could give me some advice on an issue that im having with my 2002 f250 4x4.. Its got a 4'' pro comp with 35" A/t dual steering stabilizers and dual front shocks, a new steering box and new inner tie rods. This truck wonders from side to side, over steers bad and the steering is still real loose feeling.. Ford says its fine and theirs nothing they can do but that is abunch of crap.... I have driven other lifted f250 and they steer fine.. Also i have had this truck aligned atleast 5 times. I love the truck other than this steering problem so any information would have ... Thank you....
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Sorry about your luck just double check all steering joints anyone can make it wandereven wornout drag link bushings

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have you checked to see if there i any play in the gear box, are they just stting the toe , im wandering if they have made any caster adjustments

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i agree with scuffy, to an extent. caster wont affect your side to side play. but i would check for play in the gear box, and check the toe. it's easy to check for toe, grab a tape measure and measure from the inside treadblock on the left tire to the inside treadblock on the right tire. you have to take a measurement from the front (of the truck) side and back (firewall) side of the tire. if your two measurements are the same then the tires are tracking together. if the measurement is bigger in the front, then you're "toed-out". if you're back is bigger, then you're "toed-in". adjust your tie rods to move the tires until you have the same measurement.

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what i was getting at is , if im not mistaken , this truck has a lift of some sort ,the front axle will tilt forward giving it negative caster and to much negative caster will cause one to wander

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that's true scuffy. did they give you a track bar bracket, or did you keep your track bar. if no track bar, it will wander. (which will give you the negative caster).

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Thanks for the reply.. ill check it all...
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well thiers no play in the box.. its brand new from the ford house...do yall think it might be the master cylinder?????
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check your alignment. if you know your gearbox is good, then your alignment is off. it's real easy to diagnose front end problems with a straight front axle rig, jeeps/old chevys/dodges/fords/etc. good luck to ya buddy.

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you may want to install a cam kit this will bring your camber closer to stock
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