STEERING PROBLEM

Asked by Sep 14, 2015 at 09:44 PM about the 1994 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I drive my truck you have to constantly put in steering inputs to the steering wheel.  The truck has to be constantly steered (kinda like point and shoot).  When you go around a corner the steering does not come back to neutral and you have to physically turn the steering wheel to straight.  I have had the upper/lower ball joints replaced, front end alignment and checked the u-joint in the steering column under the dash, it is fine.  The power steering seems to work fine and there is no pump noise.  It does this in 2wd or 4wd.  Could it be the front axle shaft u-joints?  Could it be???  Thank you for any and all help.

6 Answers

Steering column

27,505

recheck your caster....

23,505

An old Ford will do this- the steering was never made to be tight, and just gets looser as time goes on- especially a 4x4- if it bothers you, you might need to get a car-

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20,470

Suspect a problem with the rack and pinion. The steering wheel should return to neutral when turning a corner. Nothing mechanical to explain here, just physics. When the wheels are turned the vehicle naturally wants to to straighten itself out when in motion. The rack may be binding.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
150

Check pitman arm, replace

i have a 2016 ford that wants to go where it wants to go when it wants to go. it has sent me into on coming lanes. when returning from vacation passing a semi the truck steered itself almost into the side to the semi. Had to force the truck back into the proper lane. I have taken the truck to the dealership they say it is in ford tolerances. i'm at a lose what to do

Your Answer

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 197,076 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,300.

ZIP:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    9,100
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,580
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,028 Great Deals out of 66,261 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Ram 1500
388 Great Deals out of 10,843 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
598 Great Deals out of 44,632 listings starting at $1,790
Used Ford Mustang
613 Great Deals out of 36,332 listings starting at $899
Used Ford F-250
475 listings starting at $2,550
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
736 Great Deals out of 41,543 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Explorer
930 Great Deals out of 68,718 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
63,664 listings starting at $21,482
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
124 Great Deals out of 60,053 listings starting at $14,369
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
135 Great Deals out of 8,039 listings starting at $16,995
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
375 Great Deals out of 11,621 listings starting at $15,591
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
514 Great Deals out of 14,516 listings starting at $9,999

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.