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Random Steering Problems

I have been having a problem, but not all the time, when I turn left the steering wheel doesn't want to swing back to center and I have to actually pull it back. When this happens the steering wheel feels very tight for a short time until it gets back to center.

Checked steering fluid, tires are not worn uneven.

2008 6.4 F250 37x13.5 R20 tires 6 inch lift.

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I have been having a problem, but not all the time, when I turn left the steering wheel doesn't want to swing back to center and I have to actually pull it back. When this happens the steering wheel feels very tight for a short time until it gets back to center.

Checked steering fluid, tires are not worn uneven.

2008 6.4 F250 37x13.5 R20 tires 6 inch lift.
When this occurs it is almost always a failing steering box. Pretty common problem with Super Dutys.

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Every time something goes wrong with the truck I go for days getting a dark stare from my wife.

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Taking her up to my mechanic today to have it checked out.

2008 6" lift, Deleted w/37x13.5 R20 Toyo Open Country M/T.

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Taking her up to my mechanic today to have it checked out.
Something could also be binding in the steering like ball joints or TRE's. Also look for a dented steering stabilizer cylinder or a bent shaft on the stabilizer.


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Evidently my Right Front Axle Joint seized up.

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Yep, those can be hard to diagnose. Be glad you found it so easy.

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