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Old 04-19-2018, 10:10 AM
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74 f100 Steering Issue

I have a 1974 F100 2-wheel drive with manual steering and brakes. The issue I am having is the steering is touchy while driving. If you slightly move the steering wheel to the right or left it feels as if you will be shot into the other lane, and the same happens when trying to correct. I am new to this type of stuff and not sure where to start to correct this issue. What do you all think the issue is? Thanks!!
 
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:10 AM
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Get underneath the front of the truck and try moving all of your steering linkages by various means. You want to make sure that there's no excessive play, or anything about to come apart.
 
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Thanks! Will give that a try!
 
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Check everything ... as you know that's a dangerous situation. Have an assistant turn the wheels back snd forth while you inspect steering components, tie rod ends, etc. Check wheels for excessive bearing play. Time to take the wheels and hubs off and inspect & repack anyway.
 
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It does sound like an alignment issue though. Hopefully as simple as setting the toe.
 
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