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Old 05-20-2013, 08:38 AM
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Steering issues

Have not been on the forum for a while, but need your help. I have an 04 SD 4wheel drive with some weird steering issues. I was driving to my in-laws the other day which is about 25 miles from my house. The truck drove and handled perfectly for 15 miles. I had to come to a stop to turn left and as I came out of the turn the truck began steering from side to side and I could not control it. I had to come to a complete stop on the side of the rode and start up again. Also, some times the truck will just dart off to one side then I have to correct it. The truck is an 04 F-350 PSD with a 6.0. Has a four inch lift with 150,000 miles on it and never any trouble like this. Had the ball joints replaced about 6 months ago with Dynatracs. Has anyone experienced this before and what was the remedy?

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Old 05-20-2013, 01:00 PM
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Check the u-joints in the knuckle. Look into all the components of the front end. Tierod ends, draglink ends, unit bearings. My guess it is the u-joints though. Jack front of vehicle off ground, turn wheels all the way left or right, lock hubs. Keeping transfer case in 2wd, spin wheel.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:30 PM
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Thanks for your response!! I will start there.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:11 PM
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Sounds to me like it might be a loose pitman arm
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