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Old 02-27-2010
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Steering is super stiff to the left?

Iv had problems with my alignment ever since I lifted it. It always pull to the right and my steering wheel is never centered (crooked slightly right to go straight). I have also noticed recently that is significantly stiffer to steer left than right..whats the deal with that?

Truck only has 21 000km's on it
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did you go and get an alignment after you installed them?
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did you go and get an alignment after you installed them?
ya have gotten 2 allignments
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did you go back to the same guys who did it? When I had my cougar, I took it to a new shop, they didn't finish the alignment right...like they tightened everything but once I pulled out of the parking lot, the steering wheel would turn without turning the wheels the same amount as usual. They actually didn't make sure of a certain bar being held in place while tightening the other bolts. So it kind of "fell down" or whatever. I don't know if that's the same for you. I had the same symptom of the steering wheel being too far left then a bit to the right (when driving straight!!) from turn to turn.

Unless something is binding on the stiff side causing it not to turn well. you should jack it up in the front, put it on stands, and you could even take off the wheels so you can see what's going on and have someone turn the wheel to each bump stop and see if it's binding or whatever. Other than that...good luck? idk...I don't want to blame the shop(s) you took it to, but it does happen. I remember I even drove it back the same day and they still didn't get it right. But I had to cut town and get back for school, 280 miles. There was one left turn on a back road kind of sharp, definitely felt the wheels shift to the right and just kept turning the steering wheel to the left. scary!

what all have you done to check it out other than getting the alignments?

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on the alignment issue you should take it back and demand they fix it.

on the hard to turn right you might have a problem with your rack internally or line going to the right or left side of the rack housing
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yeah, demanding they fix it is good. but if they still don't get it right, take it to the better business bureau. that'll straighten that and then I'd go to a real shop.

and yeah, idk much about the steering.
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I agree make them fix the alignment and im guessing something is binding while turning to the left.

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