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Question for the mechanicly inclined

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by 04f350powerv-xt, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    My 04 f350 has trouble turning on dry asphalt expecialy when it is dry why is that? Only happens when I have plow on. Under powered power steering pump? Any fix for this?
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Well you do have a 1,000 extra pounds weighting the front end down .Just roll a little and it will be find. Hopefully your not in 4 wheel drive when your doing this.
  3. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    What are your tire pressures at? Might want to try adding another 5 or 10 psi

  4. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180


    Yes it true more air pressure make easy to turn left and right.

    Check gear box for wet area that mean it leak. And make sure there fluid in power steering reservoir.

    My Friend's 2001 F250 do that with no plow on it. It strange feel gurgle in gear box. It have leak gear box but he won't replace because too expense so he say he will stay until it broke.

    What last time you grease all joint on front end? Maybe it bind when plow on it.
  5. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    your not in 4X4 are you ?
  6. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    happens when I'm in 2x4 and 4x4, why do you ask?
  7. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    bind and bounce is more common in 4x4.....
  8. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    You have all that extra weight hanging off the front end. Your used to having a light front end if you drive it year round. My Wife will not drive my truck if the plow is on. She's not used to the weight or 4 foot of added length. Don't even ask Her how to raise it or drop it. I have showed Her over and over. Lock the hubs and pull the 4X4 lever, why?
  9. performncmarine

    performncmarine Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Are your lock outs siezed up so the axles are locked in? I see this often the lock outs will go bad so they front axles are always locked in. also check axle joints as they too may be bad.
  10. Gix1k4

    Gix1k4 Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    My '04 f250 does this too, i think it's just the nature of the beast. My '99 gasser f250 did it too.
  11. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    I agree Fords, are not one to turn when there not moving