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Old 03-23-2013, 09:06 PM
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Stering and front end noise

Hey everyone Iím kind of new to the forum and need some help. I have a 2000 Ford Excursion and my truck sways side to side when I am driving and is making some sound as if there are loose joints in the front. It seems the faster I go the harder it is to control. It seems like whenever I attempt to go straight I have to almost immediately turn the steering wheel either left or right to make it go straight. If I go over a speed hump or hit a crack in the road I hear the loose joint noise. I took it to a two different Ford dealers and a local shop and they told me my wheel hubs are fine, my tie rods are fine, and my gear box is fine. I also just replace all of my shocks. Iím planning on driving it down to Florida in two months and would like to have this fixed. Does anyone know of a good Ford specialist shop in the DC, MD or VA area I can go to.

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Check your rear wheel bearings. I've had luck at Apple Ford in Columbia, MD.

I wouldn't drive it much in that condition... you might find yourself in the ditch - at best!
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Apple Ford was one of the dealers I took it to. Any other suggestions or maybe you can give me the name of the rep you dealt with.
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Sorry it was too long ago....but it's hard to believe that they tested the truck and gave up on it! Did they DRIVE it?


As I said... jack up the rear end and see if either or both of the rear wheels bearings are bad. If as bad as you say, the wheels should be really unstable.
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Yes they did a test drive. But I will jack up the rear and check the bearings.

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Check the rack and pinion coupling joint between the steering shaft and the rack.
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FYI guys I found out the issue with the steering. It was the gear box.
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