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Old 03-19-2009, 10:12   #1 (permalink)
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Front end issue

Does anyone know the cause for the front wheels on a F250 4wd to pull outward, the bottoms when I back up? It is very noticable, and is corrected when I drive forward.
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Old 03-21-2009, 16:09   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Front end issue

I'd get the hubs checked as it doesn't sound safe to me by any means. I would guess that something is loose as it corrects itself when you reverse direction. If you can, jack up the wheel(s) in question and see if you can move then with your hands. If there is play, then take it straight to a shop before you lose a wheel. If the wheels can't be manipulated in any direction by hand, I'd take it in for a check just to be sure that everything is OK.
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Re: Front end issue

I've seen a lot of the older Fords do this. Possibly a toe in/out issue
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I've seen a lot of the older Fords do this. Possibly a toe in/out issue
Would an alignment on a solid axle correct this though? As he mentioned it seemed to fix itself after he drove forward. Or perhaps a tire balance (far fetched guess)?
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Re: Front end issue

Good question. To be honest, I don't know.
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Old 04-12-2009, 14:38   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Front end issue

this does the same thing on my 1984 F250 4WDtwin traction beam, it only does it when you are backing up in a straight line? replace the inner tierods, outter tierods, and check the leafsprings for fatigue, then get it re-alligned
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