Steering Column - Page 2 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
 
Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
Sign In
Register Forgot Password?


1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel SPONSORED BY:

Steering Column

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #16  
Old 12-03-2013, 06:04 PM
1997F350CCLB 1997F350CCLB is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 8
1997F350CCLB is starting off with a positive reputation.
I to changed both bearings in my 97. Sometimes it would lock up in the middle of a turn untill I forced it then a loud crunch and it was fine.

My advice for changing them is take your time, alot of small parts in there.

Good luck! I hope it all goes well!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-03-2013, 06:29 PM
osu711 osu711 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 236
osu711 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks and welcome to FTE. I got it all apart, its just I dont have all the parts to get it back together lol.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-03-2013, 07:41 PM
kawamatt2 kawamatt2 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 98
kawamatt2 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Instead of trying to order the specific bearings, why not order the whole update kit from Ford. See below

http://www.thedieselstop.com/faq/949...les/962301.pdf
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-03-2013, 07:59 PM
osu711 osu711 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 236
osu711 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kawamatt2 View Post
Instead of trying to order the specific bearings, why not order the whole update kit from Ford. See below

http://www.thedieselstop.com/faq/949...les/962301.pdf

Whats that price wise?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-03-2013, 10:05 PM
osu711 osu711 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 236
osu711 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Well the penny pincher in me came back out... Going to get the right bearing and the bushing and some other bushing thing that was totally destroyed. Gonna go order it from the local ford dealer tomorrow.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 12-04-2013, 12:08 PM
Potlicker David Potlicker David is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 108
Potlicker David is starting off with a positive reputation.
Mine did this like a year ago. I just put the whole steering collum out of my parts truck in. Now it has started again -_- my question is would it be easier to do it on the old collum then switch them or do it on the one currently in the truck
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-04-2013, 01:23 PM
kawamatt2 kawamatt2 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 98
kawamatt2 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
$62 and done.

Ford Parts - TascaParts.com
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-04-2013, 02:58 PM
JCart JCart is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kamloops, BC. Canada
Posts: 232
JCart is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Potlicker David View Post
Mine did this like a year ago. I just put the whole steering collum out of my parts truck in. Now it has started again -_- my question is would it be easier to do it on the old collum then switch them or do it on the one currently in the truck
I'd do it on your spare then swap it in. In this way you can still drive it to get more parts, milk, bread..... 'K ok..... beer while working on the spare...

jrc
__________________

97 F250 CCSB ZF-5 now ; ) 3:55's TW files,DP, 4" exhaust, SS resonator, SD I/C, D60, RSK SD springs all round, Velvet rides, Air Bags, Drybox/fuel tank, DIY:6.0 fan, HX mod, 138 Litre stock rear tank, Lighting by VisionX
White/silver '96 F250 ECSB 4x2 auto 4:10 stock for now 67,000 kms list started : )
Truck pix and write ups
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-04-2013, 03:09 PM
JCart JCart is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kamloops, BC. Canada
Posts: 232
JCart is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by osu711 View Post
well some times me being such a penny pincher gets me in trouble and it did today. Becasue I didnt order both bearings, the moron at ford got me whe wrong bearing. Stupid me didnt tell him the part # and had him read me the part # and i told him 3 times i needed the top one, he said thats it and turns out..... THAT AINT IT. Now the truck is down until I can get ahold of the right part
This is good Karma because you need to do both as the bearings and races are pretty cheesy bits and if the top is done then the bottom will be going out soon too. The top on mine (see pix in write up) had ground down and fell into the bottom...

Thinking if you just change out the top it will be snug (like it should), however it will act as a fulcrum and putting excessive wear on the bottom (as it will be loose and warn).. and will require replacing sooner than if you did both at once... MO.

The good news now is you can do both.... i'd not cheap out on steering components.... tires and brakes sure... not steering.... hahaaa kidding...

jrc
__________________

97 F250 CCSB ZF-5 now ; ) 3:55's TW files,DP, 4" exhaust, SS resonator, SD I/C, D60, RSK SD springs all round, Velvet rides, Air Bags, Drybox/fuel tank, DIY:6.0 fan, HX mod, 138 Litre stock rear tank, Lighting by VisionX
White/silver '96 F250 ECSB 4x2 auto 4:10 stock for now 67,000 kms list started : )
Truck pix and write ups
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 12-04-2013, 03:23 PM
osu711 osu711 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 236
osu711 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Lol no your 100% correct, Im doing this just to get the truck by for now, My steering wheel is warn pretty good and all so im thinking when the other piece starts to go, I will just pull one from a yard bc i kinda dont have the time right now to be fussing with it, I have a backhoe that needs a piston and a head, on top of doing other stuff
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 12-05-2013, 09:46 AM
Potlicker David Potlicker David is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 108
Potlicker David is starting off with a positive reputation.
Be careful with a used one. My used one only lasted a few months.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-05-2013, 04:36 PM
osu711 osu711 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 236
osu711 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I will if thats what it comes to but if I get a used one I can change the bearings and still have the truck going at the same time then just swap them out
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-05-2013, 05:05 PM
Potlicker David Potlicker David is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 108
Potlicker David is starting off with a positive reputation.
A definite advantage!!! What I need to do as soon as my days stop going by in 2 hours flat lol
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 12-05-2013, 07:15 PM
Leemakesmepee's Avatar
Leemakesmepee Leemakesmepee is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elyria, Ohio
Posts: 559
Leemakesmepee is starting off with a positive reputation.
@leemakesempee
I had this issue i took the bottom cover and the ball bearings fell out. so I got a used one for free so i went with it swapping columns is easy. Ive heard the way you get in your truck can wear out the bearings like grabbing the wheel to pull yourself in wears them out sooner.
__________________
Lee
96 F250 PSD 7.3 4x4, 4.10 , Brand new E4OD
6637, 3in DP to 5 inch exhaust. Adrenaline HPOP
Glow Shift Gauges, PHP 6 pos chip. BarNoneDiesel Efuel set.
95 F150 4x4 Short Bed (Dads)
@leemakesmepee
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 12-05-2013, 07:54 PM
osu711 osu711 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 236
osu711 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Well I got it all together and feels great thanks for the help
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 07:54 PM
 
 
 
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steering column swap? GM4WALLS 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10 06-06-2015 11:05 PM
Looking for a Steering Column DuallyF350 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 2 05-12-2015 08:12 PM
steering column 17fordguy 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 9 04-07-2015 01:23 PM
Steering column thread. PRIMERED79 SHORT BED 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 7 01-12-2014 07:09 PM
Manual steering column needed bmac4020 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11 01-04-2014 05:47 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:48 PM.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC2
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup