Ford F-250 Super Duty Parts And Ford F-250 Super Duty Accessories
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Get a Grip on Your Wobbly Ford F-250 Super Duty
The Ford F-250 Super Duty is larger, heavier, and more powerful than its older equivalents.the Ford F-250 and the Ford F-250 HD. The Ford F-250 Super Duty has a new, larger front end that eliminated many load restriction issues found in its predecessors. If you own a Ford F-250 Super Duty, you could encounter.if you haven\'t yet.the dreaded \"death wobble.\" The death wobble is a shaking in the steering wheel or throughout the cab that could cause you to lose control of your pickup truck.
Technical Service Bulletin
According to Technical Service Bulletin 07-10-10, Ford F-250 Super Duty owners who have this problem should check the tire pressure of their pickup truck first. The pressure specification is on the label in the driver\'s doorjamb. After setting the tire pressure, you must conduct a road test of your Ford F-250 Super Duty to check if the condition has been resolved.
If you own a Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4 and the problem persists, you need to replace the steering damper and the bracket with new ones. Conversely, if you have a Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x2, check if the damper has leaks and replace it if needed. The part numbers for the new steering damper are 5C3Z-3E651-B and 8C3Z-3E651-C for 4x2s and 4x4s, respectively. The part number for the new bracket is 7C3Z-3E652-C. Check the tightness of all the other front suspension parts as well and adjust it to specification as required. If the problem persists, inspect the front alignment and reduce the front caster.
Lack of proper car maintenance
The death wobble could be due to uneven tire balance caused by tire wear. So, you need to balance your tires more frequently than most drivers do. Another cause of this problem is a properly balanced tire that has lost some or all of its wheel weights. To prevent this problem from even starting, balance and rotate your tires at each oil change.
Another possible trigger of shaking in the steering wheel or throughout the cab is improper steering alignment such as an out-of-spec caster. Lift, leveling, and lowering kits all change the amount of caster in your Ford F-250 Super Duty. Proper alignment and caster cams will usually get your caster back to the proper specification.
The track bar can also transfer vibrations and start the oscillations that eventually become death wobble once any of its components is defective. Tightening the track bar would help prevent the death wobble. Look out for worn tie rod ends, bent tie rods, a faulty drag link, worn-out ball joints, and wheel bearings and replace them since these are all possible causes of the death wobble. Once you have ruled out all of these usual suspects, check for faulty internal parts in the steering box.
You can fix the death wobble in under thirty minutes with just a socket set, a new steering stabilizer, and a knife. Using a socket set, unbolt the old steering stabilizer from the sway bar and tie rod mounts. Once you have removed the old steering stabilizer, you can now insert the new steering stabilizer into the first mount. Then, cut the retaining band off from the stabilizer with a knife. Finally, using the socket set, bolt the new steering stabilizer to the second mount once it expands far enough.