Last post on Jun 28, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ford E-250, Steering, Truck
#34 of 43 hot power stearing pump
Sep 24, 2010 (8:26 pm)
My son put a new power stearing pump on his 1972 F100. It seem to work for a trip around the block and then quit working. When we checked under the hood there was fluid coming out of the fill tube. The pump was very hot, too hot to touch. Is there a broblem with the stearing box?
#35 of 43 Wobble in Steering Wheel
Oct 06, 2010 (5:58 am)
I have an 03 F250 7.3 diesel with approx. 118000 miles. I have been experiencing a bad wobble when putting on my brakes. Now it is to the point that I can be going down the road and it starts wobbling. Took it to a mechanic and he ck'd the tie rods and ball joints and they seem to be fine. Then he rotated the tires and I thought it solved the problem but then it has started up again. I do not feel any vibration or wobble in the brake pedal itself when braking. Does that eliminate the possibility of warped rotors that could cause this problem? Any other suggestion on what to ck?
#36 of 43 Re: Wobble in Steering Wheel [ktalley]
Feb 14, 2011 (10:22 pm)
heres the Fix to your problems. I also have a 04 250 Diesel, I have replaced ball joints, All tie rods, and track bar, Steering Stabilizer, had a fresh alignment and bought all 4 new tires and my same problem was still there. ( Same Loose Steering and all over the highway )... Heres the Problem fixer on the Leaf Spring front ends. The Leaf Spring Bushings on the front ( Not at the Shackle ) but at the very front, Start to wear out and cause the axle to move ever so slightly forward and backward that causes the drifting and sloppy steering. I bought a complete Energy Suspension urethane bushing set and really only used the ones for the springs. And OMG the entire problem went away. The steering was tight and no more wondering down the road. check around but expect to spend about $60-$100 depending on who u buy it from, And it takes about 2-3hrs to put them in the right way.
#37 of 43 Re: power steering locking up [mike123]
Mar 29, 2011 (7:09 am)
Another me too. I have just put new tires on and it seems to have started right after that. I jacked it up thinking maybe someone left a few lugs loose, but not so. Also all the knuckle joints seem OK and I cant seem to find any slop in anything else. It also acts weird going straight down the road, seems to want to pull to one side or the other and when I correct, it will make a sudden lurch in the direction I correct towards. It can be a bit exciting on narrow roads with opposing traffic. I see the big white around some old ladies eyes! The worst part is it is not constant, but often enough to be annoying.
#38 of 43 Re: power steering locking up [jer45acp]
Aug 29, 2011 (7:05 am)
Did you ever figure out what caused it? I have a 01 F-250 that just started doing the same thing. I have 182000 on mine.
#39 of 43 Re: power steering locking up [tbarl1ky]
Aug 29, 2011 (4:38 pm)
No, i never did figure out what was wrong with the steering. I heard alot of people had trouble with the Ford trucks. I sold mine 1 year ago. Maybe because its a FORD. LOL
#40 of 43 Re: F 250 7.3 diesel steering/wandering problems [cowgirlextreme]
Jan 31, 2012 (2:43 pm)
I have a 2001 F-250 5.4 and it is doing the same thing.It just started this week.I had a steering box leaking and I bought a new one and ever since I had it installed I cant keep it in the road.I never had the problem until then.I also put a new stablizer shock on to .So its one of those culprits causing my problem.
#41 of 43 steering/brake problems
Jun 10, 2012 (1:29 pm)
I have a 2008 Super duty with the 6.4 diesel. I have about 80,000 miles on it. It just started having problems with the brakes and steering. When going about 55 mph then start to slow down, I apply the brakes and then the brakes thump and I lose brakes and steering. Has anyone had this problem. My husband is a diesel mechanic for 30yrs and he is at a loss.
#42 of 43 Re: Wobble in Steering Wheel [kessler172]
Jun 21, 2013 (3:44 pm)
kessler172, I have a 04, F250 4WD and have the same problem and have changed several thing without success. Is there anyway to check before changing that this is the problem. This solution makes so much sense but trying to get more info before I make the change.
#43 of 43 Re: Wobble in Steering Wheel [kessler172]
Jun 28, 2013 (1:40 pm)
ktalley, what you talked about sounds like my problem but I don't seem to have any play in the bushings. Anyway to verify without changing out first