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Odd feel in my 2000 Super-Duty

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by wrtenterprises, Mar 13, 2002.

  1. wrtenterprises

    wrtenterprises Member
    Messages: 73

    This is something I just noticed the other day. When I try to make a sharp turn, my front end feels like it's in 4x4 but it's not. You know that binding feel from trying to make a sharp turn when in 4 -wheel drive. The truck has 25,000 miles on it and I am the only driver. The plow was not installed until this year, so we all know how much use it received!!! This truck has only been it 4x4 a dozen times. All of the obviuos things have been checked, fluid level, tire pressure and the like. I know it's still under warrenty, but I thought I would post and see what your opinions are.
     
  2. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Do you have the hubs locked? If you have the automatic hubs, I've read there are a lot of problems with them due to vacuum leaks. If you haven't seen Ford-Diesel yet check them out.
     
  3. wrtenterprises

    wrtenterprises Member
    Messages: 73

    First off it's a gas motor, but I don't know if that's a sticking point. Secondly, the hubs are in the Auto position. Vacuum certainly could be the culprite. I guess I will see how much grief my dealer is going to give me about the plow.....
     
  4. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Ford-diesel has a section devoted to gas engines and many of the questions/responses pertain to Super Dutys in general. It's worth a look, there's a good bunch of guys there and almost any question can be answered. They hit 20,000 members last week, a lot of knowlege to draw from.
     
  5. wrtenterprises

    wrtenterprises Member
    Messages: 73

    Pelican,

    Thanks for the information!! I am currently searching the site, quite a large archive indeed. Thanks again....
     
  6. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I have a 2000 F-450 and the same thing happens in 2 wheel drive on a sharp turn but only when the hubs are locked in. This truck has manual hubs. You mentioned that you have Automatic Hubs on your truck. I had this same symptom on an F-250 with Automatic hubs. I took the hubs off cleaned and regreased them and the symptom went away. The grease had gotten so hard that it was not allowing the mechanism to release all the way. Don't know if this is your answer but that fixed the problem on my truck.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2002
  7. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    That's the reason I spec manual hubs, a lot less troublesome.