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Old 12-11-2020, 05:37 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Laco View Post
Guess I like the old ones, where a simple tie rod tweak was all that was necessary to center the steering wheel. Kind of makes you wonder, what else is unrepairable!
No one here (other than third party quotes from an uneducated dealer employed r&r parts cannon artist) said they were unrepairable nor they take more than a single wrench used on a bolt head to seperate, move a tooth or two and retighten.
I think the conclusion is it's a 10 minute fix.

Am I misreading the posts? I was about to sit on cold concrete and take a look, just for looks sake, but if you're right and it is irreparable(which, I think in French means:absolutely unbreakable) you've saved me the effort.

Below is a link to most of my modifications either accomplished or pending.

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Old 12-11-2020, 09:11 PM   #42
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Itís easy to adjust but there are only about 36 splines (I think....) on the steering box input shaft so the adjustment is rather coarse with 10 degree increments. The official Ford approved adjustment is to unbolt the steering box from the frame and shim it over a bit. If you need perfection that is what youíll have to do. It doesnít look all that difficult but the coarse adjust will get you within 5 degrees and thatís certainly close enough for me.

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Old 01-12-2021, 06:08 AM   #43
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Did you have a steering stabilizer put on? That is how they are if the stabilizer is not adjusted correctly. Itís an easy DIY adjustment if this is your problem. If you donít have one then itís likely a simple alignment issue. Iíd recommend a truck shop or a Ford truck dealer rather than an RV shop. Probably $125 - 200 depending on the needed adjustment.
I wanted to close the loop on this. Sorry for the delay, it was a minute until I got my RV back from the shop then another minute to wait for appointment at my local Ford fleet center. Alignment did the trick for all issues reported as I am sure you had figured. Appreciate the help!

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