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Why is the steering tighting than loosening in my 1993 f-150 ford pick up truck

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Check the transmission oil

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Check your steering pump fluid. If you need to top it up, there are a number of types. It should tell you on top of the cap on the reservoir.

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Hi Brian,

That is normal, play in the steering is the sum result of the play in each of the ball joints. Too much collective play and the vehicle wanders.

The replacements have made the steering more responsive. Sometimes it is too responsive. They will loosen up as they are broken in by use. Within a few weeks steering will more natural again.

I would advise having the alignment rechecked at two weeks. The breakin process can throw off the alignment and ruin tires pretty fast.

Best regards,

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The tie rod ends are at the inner wheel of your steering rack.

Loosen the road wheel and jack up the car, then put the car on an axle stand.

Now remove the wheel.

There is a locking nut on the steering arm locking the tie rod. Slacken this nut and replace it finger tight.

Undo the nut holding the tie rod to the hub assembly.

Using a ball joint splitting tool, loosen the tie rod ball joint and lift it clear from the hub assembly.

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