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Truck Steering Getting Sloppy?

By April 14, 2009

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Is the steering on your car or truck not what it used to be? If you've got more free play in your steering wheel than you used to, chances are there are some worn parts down there that are crying for replacement. Not only is your ride sacrificed with worn out steering components, you can put yourself in danger. Loose steering can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. If your steering needs work, you may need to replace your Pitman arm, idler arm or both. Not all vehicles have a Pitman arm setup, so consult your repair manual to see what setup you're working with. The Pitman arm is one of the most essential links in heavy duty steering setups. If it gets stripped, loose or otherwise worn, you're in for problems. Don't wait until things get dangerous, you should inspect and replace these components as soon as possible.
April 22, 2009 at 12:52 pm
(1) Jon says:

And don’t forget that the Ford trucks have been notorious for bolts in the steering box coming loose. It’s fairly easy to find the bolt that comes loose, but the average person shouldn’t do the job themselves unless they know for sure EXACTLY how tight to tighten it down to.

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