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Old 12-01-2013, 04:51 PM
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Steering Column

My upper steering bearing is shot (sterring wheel wobbles) and Im debating on wether I have someone fix it or I fix it or just get another column if the price is decent outta a junkyard. What do you guys think
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:56 PM
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Its about $50 for parts and a few hours of labor to replace the column bearings.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:06 PM
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I did this about a year ago. not that hard and just over a couple hours to do.
in my opinion it's better to install new bearings rather than get a used column and who knows how long until you have the same problem.
The two bearings are F3TZ-3517-A and F4DZ-3517-A
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:16 PM
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How bad is it to pull the wheel?
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:42 PM
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Not hard to do, created a write up and is in my link below in Red Truck Folder

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Old 12-02-2013, 12:10 AM
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:14 AM
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Thanks, it's down right now looking to do jector rebuild and thinking T500.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:09 PM
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Don't delay on the steering column. Mine was doing that, and being the idiot that I am, I decided to live with it. Bad move when my wheel locked up on the highway, crossed a few lanes of traffic before I got it movable again. Needless to say I drove very slowly to my mechanic to have it rebuilt, then changed my underpants.
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Don't delay on the steering column. Mine was doing that, and being the idiot that I am, I decided to live with it. Bad move when my wheel locked up on the highway, crossed a few lanes of traffic before I got it movable again. Needless to say I drove very slowly to my mechanic to have it rebuilt, then changed my underpants.
Reminds me of a joke! LOL

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Reminds me of a joke! LOL

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When old people poop in their pants, it Depends on who's in the will!
Lol that's great!


Thanks for the warning guys. I ordered it today and I'm going to pick it up from ford tomorrow. The wheel didn't get bad till about a week or week and a half ago and I haven't driven it that much since.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:25 AM
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Mine was pretty bad and started to get crunchy and stiff so I sprayed WD40 in the top bearing area which helped for a while..... best bet is to change them out.

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Mine was pretty bad and started to get crunchy and stiff so I sprayed WD40 in the top bearing area which helped for a while..... best bet is to change them out.

jrc

I did that too, did help for a little while but its getting bad now
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:28 AM
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That's an awesome write up! i started in but then turned back last summer because I was flying blind. This will help a bunch. I sprayed mine and it has helped and my rubbing sound is gone but I need to buckle down and do the replacement. Maybe this spring.

Somebody should make that write up a sticky - people are always asking about this problem on the forum.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:31 AM
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That's an awesome write up! i started in but then turned back last summer because I was flying blind. This will help a bunch. I sprayed mine and it has helped and my rubbing sound is gone but I need to buckle down and do the replacement. Maybe this spring.

Somebody should make that write up a sticky - people are always asking about this problem on the forum.

Agreed, I knew what the problem is, just wanted some opinions as to how hard it is to do.

Im being cheap and just going to do the top bearing for now lol
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:51 PM
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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
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