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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-12-2010, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Steering effort

I have a 2009 Lariat and found the steering to be tighter than normal. I didn't realize it until i had to move buddy's Chev (sorry) around a parking area and you could spin the wheel with your pinkie. When i asked the dealer he told me it's because Chevs are for girls and Fords are for boys. Has anyone else found their steering tighter than it should be?
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Your dealer was right.

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Can't help with an answer, but i like the feel of the ford's steering alot better..feels more in control. Not sure if it has to do with the rack & pinion setup or differences in the steering box valving. The 06 Gm's out here at work seem to have fairly tight steering also..just not as good as the 150's

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every Ford truck I've ever driven has tight steering



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sloppy stearing for a sloppy truck!lol all kidding aside have you compaired with a like unit?


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my 08 lifted and with 37" tires is still completely driveable with one finger, and thats not an exaggeration

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-24-2010, 09:42 AM
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i Have the 2010 Lariat. I had several F-150's with "OK" steering, but i dont like the steering on this 2010 one. It seems stiff at highway speed. I find it harder to drive straight with.
(Had a alignment done when it was brand new because it came out of the factory with the steering wheel off center.)
Had it to the dealer and according to them there is nothing wrong.
I dislike the steering so much that i only drive it when i need the truck. Got it Oct2/09 and have 2900 km on it now.
oh well....
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-24-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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we as drivers get used to it....

the lifted exploder i had i hated it after the lift for steering but got used to it and didnt think much about it it just was what it was.... then a buddy drove it and couldnt stand it

i felt the same going to this superduty didnt like how it went down the road just asnt used to it

in the f150s theres also the option for different steering is there not ? for towing maybe the tightness if from the trailer tow package, sloppy steering and towing equal bad things


fords didnt have the greatest rep for steering on the 92-96 models balljoints were prone to fail/wearout and they had a pretty good "whine" from the steering box for a number of years



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I had same problem took to dealer, Marlborough Ford in Calgary, fixed next day, was told there is a (TSB)technical service bullitin on the issue. 09 at least. fixed on warranty
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I had same problem took to dealer, Marlborough Ford in Calgary, fixed next day, was told there is a (TSB)technical service bullitin on the issue. 09 at least. fixed on warranty
That's good info. Thanks. I'll bug the dealer and see what he has to say about the TSB.
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