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Steering went crazy!

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by tradergem, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. tradergem

    tradergem Full Access Member

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    I was driving my truck around a round-about this morning and there was a pop from the left side of the truck and the steering from then on would pull to the left or the right in a jerky fashion. The truck is a 1990 F250 4X4 regular cab XLT Lariat with the Dana 50 TTB front end.

    I am taking the truck to a shop tomorrow after noon to be looked at. Any suggestions as to what we should be looking for?
     
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    Ball joint? Tie rod end? Not very much to the steering, I would suggest having a look.

    Easiest fix is D60 :rotflmao
     
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    most likely axle joint.
     
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    I just dropped the truck off at a local shop. I will find out what's wrong in the morning. I forgot to plug the truck in last night but it still started, although very roughly at 30* and 5 inches of snow this morning.
     
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    Front axle u-joint.
     
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    So far it looks like a new right axle u-joint, right tie-rod ball joint, drag link ball joint.
     
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    If you have a choice I recommend Spicer u-joints and XRF for the rest.
     
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    Went and checked on my truck's progress today and the verdict is: Replace both front brake lines, left axle u-joint, and the left locking hub fell to pieces when the mechanic pulled it from the left front wheel hub.
     

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