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Power steering?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by snow-mott, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. snow-mott

    snow-mott Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I'm sure all of you run power steering due to the weight of the blades. At work we're having problems with one of our diesels...its a 84 f250. When we have the plow on it there seems to me "dead spots" of when it'll turn or not...otherwise is just squeals like a piggie and you have to turn pretty forcefully to get it past that spot. We have no timbrens but we're looking into to it for this truck as a perhaps rememdy of the situation. Fluid level is fine...don't know whats wrong.

    any suggestions?
     
  2. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    Your steering box is probably worn out. Start it up and get under the truck. Have someone else turn the wheel from side to side from the 9:00 to 3:00 positions. If you look at where the pittman arm slides ofer the output shaft of the steering box, wou may see that it wobbles from side to side. Time for a new box. Some people rebuild them but I believe it is cheaper in the long run to buy a new or new/rebuilt one. It is a pain in the ars to remove & replace.

    Good luck.
     
  3. snow-mott

    snow-mott Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    thanks for the help...checked the belt the other day and it was loose...tightened it up and everything is kosher. thanks again!