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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-20-2014, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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HELP touchy steering problem

Heys guys long time stalker first time poster! I have an 04 f250 ccsb 4wd new tires (duratraks) I know I know! New hub bearings drag link steering box steering damper rotors brakes..caliper pins not froze u joints take grease to all bearing ends! Ah I think that's it! It drives like a worn out lawn mower! I will say a smooth road it goes straight but as soon as u hit a bump it swerves left or right when u correct its to much etc etc etc! Ball joints are fine with no dragging or tight spots! Its like something is shifting It sort of feels like rear end is gonna pass front end! I've ordered leaf spring bushings should be in this week! I've got new ball joints u joints seals but reluctant to installed cause I can't find anything wrong with them but considering just to no its all new! I'm ready to go camping but a little scared to pull camper with wife and kids in truck! Any ideas or insight would be great! Thanks oh and it started this before I done any work and has got better but not where it was when I bought it 2 years ago!
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Wow 19 views and still no insight come on guys point me in a direction I'm stumped
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Re: HELP touchy steering problem

i read a thread where a guy had lots of new components but a re-used a fatigued jamb nut or something similar that was not holding... if i come across it i'll post it.
edit: i didn't immediately find it lol, maybe later


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Same size tires all around? I once had different profile (larger) tires on the rear and it made the truck very twitchy to drive. Very simplistic suggestion, but easy to eliminate! Hope you get it sorted!

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-20-2014, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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All same size tires! Keepem coming fellas! I'm at wits end I don't want to do all that work and have no results! It usually makes wife smile! Lol
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here's that thread lol! they are saying that a re-used pitman arm nut may begin to back out & cause slop
https://powerstrokenation.com/forums/...loose+steering
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just ignore my ramblings in it lol


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i couldn't follow

did the problem show up with the tires ?
a common complaint with Dura's is the washy feeling

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Many times the toe setting can correct a wondering problem. Most alignment shops set the toe setting at 0 or toe out. Doing this is fine with a factory short sidewall e rated tire but with aftermarket tires with a softer side wall. I would recommend setting the toe in about 3/8" to 1/2". Measure from rim to rim front and back of the front axle at the same distance from the ground at about center of the rim and compare the measurements. The rear should be 3/8" to 1/2" wider than the front measurement. Adjust the tie rod to make adjustments. This may affect the drag link setting so you may need to adjust it to straighten the wheel.
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4WPhelper. I did move toe in about a quarter inch and did help some but its more stiff and darts more than wonders.....the ball joints move pretty free IMO the tie rods are tight but spin free with a drift punch in cotter pin hole there's no side to side play in them but I've heard of some up and down senerios but seem OK to me I've got grease coming out of all u joint caps which I guess don't mean nothing but I done the 0°and 180° test with tie rods off and nothing all moves free! Some of leaf spring bushings seem a littlecracked so iI'm gonna try that hopefully Friday night and see if it helps check everything over again and get another alingment. If anyone reads this from the Marion Indiana area that has a treating alignment man that would be great! I kinda of getting the impression most of these places here do the old toe-and-go! And don't think that's helping me any!
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Thanks again
comments still welcome and much appreciated!
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