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Old August 6th, 2007, 06:48 PM   #1
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hey my buddy has 2002 ranger fx4 level II and the steering wheel and tires wobble when he goes around turns, checked ball joints and tie rods, seem fine any ideers?
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Old August 6th, 2007, 07:26 PM   #2
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like death wobble? or just shake like a bent wheel. kinda hard to bend alcoas
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Old August 6th, 2007, 08:06 PM   #3
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i got some input from sglide, and we think the pump is going
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did you have the front end jacked up to do brakes, If you turn the wheel by the tire on a ford with a rack you will have a wobble when turning for a couple days.
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yeah he doesnt think thats it because its been wobbleing for like 2.5 weeks
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did you have the front end jacked up to do brakes, If you turn the wheel by the tire on a ford with a rack you will have a wobble when turning for a couple days.
huh plz explain your logic on this comment
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Old August 10th, 2007, 06:12 PM   #7
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did you have the front end jacked up to do brakes, If you turn the wheel by the tire on a ford with a rack you will have a wobble when turning for a couple days.
huh plz explain your logic on this comment
By turning the wheels without the engine running you get air in the system and it will cause the wheel to shake a little until it works itself out. They recommend bleeding the power steering system using a vaccum pump.
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he left out the part where when his buddy checked the pump there was no fluid in it
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yeah but he filled it and it still does it
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if the pump is messed up due to lack of fluid, filling it wont help.
damage already done
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yeah he's getting a new pump anyways
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I've had some experience with the same problem on an explorer at work... What we found was that the seals in the rack were letting a little bit of air get in and causing the wobble. In our case, the truck didn't lose any fluid yet but it did have the same drivability issue.
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