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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-22-2014, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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2004 6.0 crazy steering issue

Ok so recently I replaced the power steering, so I am thinking this issue may be the steering box or track bar. my mechanic says everything else looks fine, I.e. ball joints, etc

the issue: I'm going into a turn and I obviously am turning the wheel. when I am trying to come back to center the wheel fights me pretty hard like it doesn't want to go back the way I want it to. after I return the wheel to center there is now a few inches of play and the wheel is constantly grabbing left, right, left right..in a very wobbly manner. if I drive i get on the brakes a bit it seems to help or if I just bear through it and drive straight, it'll eventually go back to pretty much normal (only like 1/2inch of play and no wobbly
left to right). but as soon as I go into another turn it'll fight and wobble back and forth.

I have It lifted 4" with 35s on 20s. i did an aftermarket steering stabilizer and like I said, already relaxed the power steering bc it was doing this before. it was great after that for about 3 weeks and now it is back
to doing it again. there is also some wine I think I hear too. maybe a new ps pump, box? thoughts?? thank you!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 06:42 PM
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Re: 2004 6.0 crazy steering issue

seized u joint in the front axle is your issue I believe

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2004 6.0 crazy steering issue

What he ^^^^^ said. Mine did the exact same thing when it seized up. Your power steering is whining because its always fighting the bad u-joint. Once you get it fixed I'd be inclined to do a power steering flush. When I was figuring my u-joint issue out I found my power steering fluid was super hot.

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Re: 2004 6.0 crazy steering issue

^^^^^^^^^ I fought mine for a month trying to figure it out and it was u-joints in the front axle.

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