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Old 05-18-2013, 03:48 PM
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Steering seem hard

On my 2002 F250 4WD. I got the truck about year ago and I noticed that the steering seem hard. You might not understand what I meant hard. I will explain. When I start up the truck and put it drive and everything is fine. But if I parked in parking lot and want to turn steering wheel before I pull out since I have long bed. Well I seem can't turn my steering wheel while I'm in park. Other Super Duty I tested drove before and I was able to turn steering wheel while in park. Is my steering system bad? I would like to fix this problem since I parked in small parking lot at work and I'm getting frustrated trying get big truck out of parking lot. Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:56 AM
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I have an 06 and was in a front end collision. After that my steering was hard especially when stopped or slowly moving. Took is to ford and they replaced the steering gear which they said has a tendency to stretch the splines (their words exactly) and the wreck likely made it worse. They replaced the gear and it steers very easy now. I can turn it with my finger even with 35x12.50's. I have seen several threads about this on different forums so it seems to be a common problem. Good luck.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:20 PM
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Thanks man! Wonder how hard is to replace steering gear?
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:11 AM
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Check your suspension components see if everything is tight inspect your U-joints. My steering is very sloppy and I always have to correct from left to right while driving almost constantly. My steering box is toast waiting on a new one
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if i was replacing the steering box i would go with redhead they are top notch
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:55 PM
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I already knew that I'm going to need 4 ball joints and all the seals. I'm leaking gear oil on driver side of axle. I plan on do the repair and also gear box.
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