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97up-list Digest Tue, 22 Feb 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 013

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Loose steering!
Re: Loose steering!
ADMIN: Searchable mailing list archives now online!
Re: Loose steering!
Re: Which Motor?
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From: "delgrosso" home.com>
Subject: Loose steering!
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 16:42:56 -0500

Hi y'all (since you all seem to be from the south)

I have a 99 - SD 250 PSD CC - about 50,000 km on it. (I know somebody out
there knows how to convert that to miles!!)

I have been experiencing the steering feeling very "loose" when driving on
mildly uneven roads it is almost bouncing back and forth, and it seems the
faster I am going the looser it feels. Is that possible? I'm thinking it
mite have something to do there not being a load????????

Patti
Don't hurry through life
Take time to enjoy it!


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From: "Erik Marquez" alaska.com>
Subject: Re: Loose steering!
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 17:23:38 -0900

My 97 F350 CC, 4x4, PSD with 26,000 MI had two unserviceable ball joints,
the steering intermediate shaft, and two tie rod ends replaced under
warrantee. Took it in because of the play at the steering wheel and
"looseness" going down the road.

Erik Marquez
bronco78 alaska.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.home.gci.net/~bronco78
Home of the BB decal
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To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 2:44 PM
Subject: [97up-list] Loose steering!


>Hi y'all (since you all seem to be from the south)
>
>I have a 99 - SD 250 PSD CC - about 50,000 km on it. (I know somebody out
>there knows how to convert that to miles!!)
>
>I have been experiencing the steering feeling very "loose" when driving on
>mildly uneven roads it is almost bouncing back and forth, and it seems the
>faster I am going the looser it feels. Is that possible? I'm thinking it
>mite have something to do there not being a load????????
>
>Patti
>Don't hurry through life
>Take time to enjoy it!
>
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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 07:43:04 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Searchable mailing list archives now online!

The mailing list archive, containing over 120,000 postings,
has been placed on the web site. They can be searched, but
not browsed via an index (to stop spam email address harvesters).
Its missing the last month of archives, but these will be up
soon and a system will be put in place to keep the search
"live" with the latest archives. You'll find the search to
be very fast, off peak search is about 3-5 seconds for
250+ meg of archives, peak is about 6-10 seconds. Amazing
what 256 meg of RAM will do for a system!

This was one of the many items I promised to give everyone
when FTE moved to the new server. More features for the
users are on the way, as soon as I fix a few problems a
small number of users are having. :-)

The search can be found at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/archives/index.html

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From: George Rigney wsnelson.com>
Subject: Re: Loose steering!
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 08:04:43 -0600

Patti,

If you're running unloaded, you might want to lower the air pressure in your
tires a little bit. There is something called a steering stabilizer, which
is basically a shock absorber in the steering arm, that you may want to
consider.

By the way, it's 30,000 miles. The metric system may be another cause of
your problem. If you're driving down a road and the speed limit sign says
'50 kph', make sure you are looking at the smaller numbers on your
speedometer. Otherwise, you're doing 50 mph on uneven ground, which would
certainly make you feel the bumps. ;).

Best regards,
George

1974 Gran Torino Elite 351W
1984 LTD Crown Victoria 302
1999 F250 SD CC V10

-----Original Message-----
From: delgrosso [mailto:jpdelgrosso home.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 3:43 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Loose steering!


Hi y'all (since you all seem to be from the south)

I have a 99 - SD 250 PSD CC - about 50,000 km on it. (I know somebody out
there knows how to convert that to miles!!)

I have been experiencing the steering feeling very "loose" when driving on
mildly uneven roads it is almost bouncing back and forth, and it seems the
faster I am going the looser it feels. Is that possible? I'm thinking it
mite have something to do there not being a load????????

Patti
Don't hurry through life
Take time to enjoy it!

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From: "Low, Ted" hr.ci.houston.tx.us>
Subject: Re: Which Motor?
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 10:28:20 -0600

From: "Jim and Anita Demetropoulos" javanet.com>
Subject: Which Motor?
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 07:04:18 -0800

I have a 97 Club Wagon with the V-10 and a family of 9 plus my niece. Gas
mileage is okay at 12-13 combined. I have had suburbans and trucks with
V8s, and my recommendation is "MORE POWER". Get the V10. It's great engine
with plenty of power and reserves for towing. Even with my crew in tow,
I've got plenty of power to spare. It's pickup has surprised a few
"motorists" in their sports cars on the freeway here in Houston.

One thing to watch for in the older vans is the rear door seals. Mine has
leaked on the passenger side at the corner. Might want to look for carpet
stains in that area.

That's my opinion. Good luck.

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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 19:02:57 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Unavailable, death in the family

Due to a death in the family, all replies to emails
sent to the Ford Truck Enthusiasts admin (me) will
be delayed until Monday, Feb. 28. I apologize for
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purchases. Please exercise some patience with me
if you have problems unsubscribing or with other
list problems --- naturally, the web site is not
my #1 priority right now.

I would appreciate it if some of the list old timers
would keep an eye on things for me and help anyone
out in any capacity that you can. You guys/gals have
a great community and I trust you with it.

Regards,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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