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Old 10-08-2012, 08:45 PM
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steering trouble.

I have a 63 f250 and the steering has got a little sloppy. It works fine making left turns, but when making right turns it feels like the steering wheel is slipping in the turns. When I straighten back out after a curve I can feel the wheels slowly moving back straight. I changed tie rod ends and kingpins seem good. I also hear some knocking in the front end when hitting bumps and pot holes. What should I check next. Could it be the shocks and if so how can I check them. Thanks.
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Anyone with any advice? I did find today that the king pins have up and down play from not having enough spacers. (There should be no play at all. Right????) That is defiantly my knocking noise, but would that also cause loose steering?
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You could have an internal problem with the steering gear itself. When you turn the steering wheel sitting in the truck do the wheels move or is there a delay before the front wheels react to what you are doing?
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When sitting in the driveway, there is no play. The wheels move in sync with the steering wheel. Maybe I should just replace the kingpins and go from there. Thanks.
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1963: Ford introduced "Lifetime Lubrication" plugged the Zerk (grease) fittings with rubber plugs. Remove the plugs, install the fittings...especially in the spindles.

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