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

30,805

recheck your caster....

25,615

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-

2 people found this helpful.
23,310

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 people found this helpful.
160

Check pitman arm, replace

10

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

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 209,289 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,300.

ZIP:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    10,510
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,870
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,770
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
698 Great Deals out of 60,847 listings starting at $1,395
Used Dodge Ram 1500
320 Great Deals out of 9,388 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
405 Great Deals out of 47,514 listings starting at $2,994
Used Ford Mustang
273 Great Deals out of 37,582 listings starting at $1,350
Used Ford F-250
411 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
525 Great Deals out of 37,767 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Explorer
852 Great Deals out of 67,622 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
89 Great Deals out of 134,644 listings starting at $18,735
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
123 Great Deals out of 8,884 listings starting at $18,500
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
223 Great Deals out of 9,118 listings starting at $13,999
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
285 Great Deals out of 11,031 listings starting at $12,999
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
360 Great Deals out of 10,729 listings starting at $7,995

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.