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2001 F350 Front End Parts

Hello all. I purchased a 2001 F350 7.3l with 150k on it a few weeks ago. The owner pointed out that it needed an alignment right away, and he wasn't wrong. Been searching on here and reading a lot and decided to go with XRF ball joints, tie rod ends and sleeves. I was thinking of also having a new steering stabilizer, and probably shocks since an alignment will be necessary as well as two new front tires (rear are already new).

Is there anything else you all would recommend I have replaced while they are in there doing work that would affect the alignment?

Thank you in advance. The wealth of knowledge on here is sometimes overwhelming but is greatly appreciated. Here's a pic of my truck for your time.

 
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:57 PM
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Inspect the leaf springs (all four corners) and replace if needed before doing the alignment.
 
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Axle seals and U-joints going to be replaced?

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Originally Posted by One Sock View Post
Inspect the leaf springs (all four corners) and replace if needed before doing the alignment.
Copy that.

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Axle seals and U-joints going to be replaced?

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I personally think that is a good idea if it's going to be all apart. Is there a brand you recommend I purchase for the project?

Thank you. I like it a lot.
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ESV View Post
Hello all. I purchased a 2001 F350 7.3l with 150k on it a few weeks ago. The owner pointed out that it needed an alignment right away, and he wasn't wrong. Been searching on here and reading a lot and decided to go with XRF ball joints, tie rod ends and sleeves. I was thinking of also having a new steering stabilizer, and probably shocks since an alignment will be necessary as well as two new front tires (rear are already new).

Is there anything else you all would recommend I have replaced while they are in there doing work that would affect the alignment?

Thank you in advance. The wealth of knowledge on here is sometimes overwhelming but is greatly appreciated. Here's a pic of my truck for your time.

Add in the u-joints, dust seals on the axle housing, and shaft/vacuum seals on the outer axle shafts. Also inspect the outer shaft needle bearing surfaces for scoring or galling, and replace the needle bearings pressed into the back of the wheel unit bearings. All cheap stuff thatís a pain to get to later.

grease those needle bearings well (the shop manual is silent on this) and use the correct tool to seat the seals on the outer axle and to set the shaft in the knuckle. That was a nasty lesson for me in not being cheap.
 
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Yeah, use the OTC tool to install the seals. Not sure where you are located, I no longer need mine.
LEave the steering stabilizer off until everything else is good. It just camouflages other issues.
 
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Originally Posted by ESV View Post
Hello all. I purchased a 2001 F350 7.3l with 150k on it a few weeks ago. The owner pointed out that it needed an alignment right away, and he wasn't wrong. Been searching on here and reading a lot and decided to go with XRF ball joints, tie rod ends and sleeves. I was thinking of also having a new steering stabilizer, and probably shocks since an alignment will be necessary as well as two new front tires (rear are already new).

Is there anything else you all would recommend I have replaced while they are in there doing work that would affect the alignment?

Thank you in advance. The wealth of knowledge on here is sometimes overwhelming but is greatly appreciated. Here's a pic of my truck for your time.

Come to the '99-'03 7.3 thread.... we will help you spend your money.....
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:43 AM
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Thatís a good looking truck. Love the blue......very sharp color.

Congrats!

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Originally Posted by Djosbun View Post
That’s a good looking truck. Love the blue......very sharp color.

Congrats!

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Thank you. Took me a while to find one I liked in blue!

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Come to the '99-'03 7.3 thread.... we will help you spend your money.....
I know that is the truth! LOL! Lots of ideas on this site, good and bad.

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Yeah, use the OTC tool to install the seals. Not sure where you are located, I no longer need mine.
LEave the steering stabilizer off until everything else is good. It just camouflages other issues.
Copy that. I'm having a trusted shop do the work.

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Add in the u-joints, dust seals on the axle housing, and shaft/vacuum seals on the outer axle shafts. Also inspect the outer shaft needle bearing surfaces for scoring or galling, and replace the needle bearings pressed into the back of the wheel unit bearings. All cheap stuff that’s a pain to get to later.

grease those needle bearings well (the shop manual is silent on this) and use the correct tool to seat the seals on the outer axle and to set the shaft in the knuckle. That was a nasty lesson for me in not being cheap.
I will mention the needle bearings to the shop. Is there a brand you recommend for the U joints and other parts?
 
 


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