how to tighten steering

Asked by Mar 16, 2012 at 11:12 AM about the 1991 Ford F-150

Question type: Car Customization

I bought a 91 ford econoline f150 that is wheelchair accessible,at one time someone drove it that was disabled and a suicide knob was removed but the steering is way to sensitive just a slight movement with finger ,is there a way to tighten this so its safer to drive?

1 Answer


i am curious if it still has the stock steering in it. i have heard of different ratio's per turn of the steering wheel. Usually if something is loose like a tie rod end it will wander and you are moving the steering wheel around a lot to keep it on the road,. I had replaced all the tie rods and had a alignment done in my old 75 fordup pickup . It still wandered and the mechanics suggested to tighten the screw that adjusts the gear mesh in the steering sector to tighten up the play that was comming from the sector itself. you usually go straight down the road so this is where the sector is the most wore out. Well it turned into what you are describing, instantly sending you into the ditch, and when you turned it seemed to be too tight and made the pump howl. I had to put a rebuilt steering sector in it and it is fine now.

Your Answer

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
908 Great Deals out of 59,399 listings starting at $1,980
Used Ford Mustang
294 Great Deals out of 38,678 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-250
418 listings starting at $4,533
Used Ford Explorer
878 Great Deals out of 64,708 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 141,332 listings starting at $19,500
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
160 Great Deals out of 11,624 listings starting at $18,450
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
205 Great Deals out of 8,114 listings starting at $14,500
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
356 Great Deals out of 10,492 listings starting at $11,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
533 Great Deals out of 13,099 listings starting at $8,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.