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Old 07-21-2005, 22:01   #1 (permalink)
Paul Fidler
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94 F150 steering problem

When starting around a corner, the steering wheel does not return to
straight by itself. Ball joints, tie rods, tires all good. Just
aligned, but that didnt help. I suspect the auto locking hubs are
engaging. Does that sound like it would cause the steering issue?
Anyone have this problem?
TIA
Paul
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Old 07-21-2005, 22:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 94 F150 steering problem

Caster affects steering wheel auto return. Are you sure you don't have a dry
ball joint?

When the auto locking hubs fail, they usually DON'T engage, not the other
way around.

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"Paul Fidler" <none@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> When starting around a corner, the steering wheel does not return to
> straight by itself. Ball joints, tie rods, tires all good. Just
> aligned, but that didnt help. I suspect the auto locking hubs are
> engaging. Does that sound like it would cause the steering issue?
> Anyone have this problem?
> TIA
> Paul



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Old 07-21-2005, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 94 F150 steering problem

"Paul Fidler" wrote:
>When starting around a corner, the steering wheel does not return to
>straight by itself. Ball joints, tie rods, tires all good. Just
>aligned, but that didnt help. I suspect the auto locking hubs are
>engaging. Does that sound like it would cause the steering issue?
>Anyone have this problem?
>TIA
>Paul


Sounds more like a sterring box problem as it does not want to return
to center as it is designed to do.

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Old 07-22-2005, 00:01   #4 (permalink)
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"Spdloader" wrote:
>Caster affects steering wheel auto return. Are you sure you
>donít have a dry
>ball joint?
>
>When the auto locking hubs fail, they usually DONíT engage, not
>the other
>way around.
>
>Spdloader
>
>


Caster has some effect but there is a built in preload in steering box
that helps it return to center than can go bad because I have seen it
happen. If it was a tight ball joint he would feel drag all the time,
not just on return. ALso if you have oversize rubber and/or offset
wheel this can add a lot of strain to steering box and shorten its
life.

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Old 07-22-2005, 08:01   #5 (permalink)
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The steering box does not auto return the steering wheel.

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> "Spdloader" wrote:
>>Caster affects steering wheel auto return. Are you sure you
>>don't have a dry
>>ball joint?
>>
>>When the auto locking hubs fail, they usually DON'T engage, not
>>the other
>>way around.
>>
>>Spdloader
>>
>>

>
> Caster has some effect but there is a built in preload in steering box
> that helps it return to center than can go bad because I have seen it
> happen. If it was a tight ball joint he would feel drag all the time,
> not just on return. ALso if you have oversize rubber and/or offset
> wheel this can add a lot of strain to steering box and shorten its
> life.
>
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