December 28, 2003Any one having a problem turning the steering wheel when you are stopped? I have 305/70R/16's on a 2003 F250 CC 6.O . When I am stopped the power steering will not work. Any feed back will be appreciated,thank you. Grumpy
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December 28, 2003Moved to "Superduty" upon request.
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December 28, 2003trhe tires i have on my truck are 12.5 wide which are the same as what you have, it depends on the rims you have too. if yours are wider theyll make it harder to turn. but yes it is normal the steeing sucks in these trucks, and make sure you aare moving before you crank on the wheel or you could snap something. also just see if you have lots of power steering fluid. the more air pressure you have in the tires the easier it will be to turn as well.
December 28, 2003Right now I have 305/70R16's on factory lariat rims, and I can turn the wheel with one finger, lock to lock while sitting still. I have 45 psi in the tires with a max recommended of 50 psi.
December 28, 2003My power steering is just about out...i bought a AGR pump and they sent me out a chevy pump instead, so i have to send it back. I will let you know how my truck works with the Ford AGR pump when i get the right one and get a chance to install it.
December 28, 2003What is a Ford AGR pump, my 03 250 has a squeeling pump already, fluid is fine will probably need a new one soon. Any help would be appreciated. Oh and 43000 miles so no warranty.
December 28, 2003whats a new steering box worth these days?
December 28, 2003I agree with Cody. I have 305/70/R16 BFG AT's and it's a little hard to turn the wheel at stop. I try not to do this often because I've heard horror stories of snapping the steering.
December 29, 2003i had 315's a/t's and could move my tires on stock rims, however when i changed steering stabilizer it became unable to move at no speed. however i went to some 37 pj's and since they are somewhat of a m/t i can now move mine a little easier. kind of funny how that works. but yea the steering system on these trucks suck for being a truck. especially if you have tried backing a nice size trailer in a small spot, not so easy when you can't turn your tires when your not moving!!
December 29, 2003I don't know what the heck you guys are doing. With 33x12.50 PJ's, on 16x10 Weld SS II's I can move the wheel with one finger.
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December 29, 2003I have the same problem-it's a diesel thing!It did it with the stocks tires and you know it didn't get any better with my 37" PJs!!!! Funny thing is that it turns better when the truck is still cold but once it gets warmed up-forget it!!!
December 29, 2003Yes it is a issue with SDs with the PSD (I believe due to the steering and brake system setup). I can't turn my 35" BFGs when I am stopped either.......moving slow (at idle) is difficult as well.
I would like to go to a hydraulic assist setup in the future to make steering effortless.
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