can a frame that,s cracked be repaired and be able to pass inspection

Mark Eastman

Asked by Nov 10, 2013 at 04:41 AM about the 1989 Ford F-150 XLT Standard Cab 4WD LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the frame is cracked where the steering gear bolt,s to the frame when you turn the steering wheel the frame twists also moves the brush guard too 1989 ford f150 supercab xlt lariat 5.0 4x4

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Thomas Smith

Yes frames can be repaired by welding


Ford has had this problem for quite a while, check with your local Ford dealer, they use to make a kit for this problem, but that was years ago, it had a plate that you put on the frame after it was welded up that was drilled for the steering box mounting bolts then you welded it onto the frame reinforcing the frame in that area.

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