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Old 12-21-2012, 05:08   #1 (permalink)
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96 FORD F250 7.5l Steering noises

Hi. My 1996 Ford F250 steering is making a clicking noise and acts like the steering kind of like locks up and doesnt want to turn.I was told it was the steering column bearing from a friend.I don't know if that is correct or if it is something else.I see there is needle bearings too, but idk how many bearings it takes.Anyone know anything or where i can find a diagram?Appreciate any help! Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:25   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 96 FORD F250 7.5l Steering noises

Is this what your after ?

1996 FORD F-250 Steering Shaft Universal Joint
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:33   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know.I dont know what would cause the steering to click and feel like it doesnt want to turn.Would the universal joint cause that?
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:43   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 96 FORD F250 7.5l Steering noises

The " more info " explains ,

Intermediate Steering Shaft
Dorman's Steering Shaft Universal Joint is pre-assembled, with high-quality bearings and forged end fittings for strength and durability. It effectively eliminates clunking and binding, restoring a firm steering feel.

If the needle bearings in the coupling are gone they jam up , common on many other makes of cars also .If you grab a hold of coupling you should feel if worn or not . Either that or check for wear whilst steering is turned .
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:54   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 96 FORD F250 7.5l Steering noises

My friend told me he thought it was Buy National Needle Bearing FC-65753 at Advance Auto Parts
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:16   #6 (permalink)
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If the needle bearings are worn , there is almost every time , wear and damage to cups and spindle . I have never fitted new bearings to any of the many steering column u/j couplings that I've replaced . Always fitted new coupling , false ecomomy to do otherwise in most cases and safer if not rebuilt correctly .You should verify that this IS the fault first by checking .
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Thanks for your help.I will have to tear it apart when i get a chance and check.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:39   #8 (permalink)
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Glad to help , hope that's all it is .
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