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I have a 2011 F250 with about 55,000 miles on it. When making a sharp turn it doesn't want to center the steering by itself. I have to take it all the way back to center myself. It steers very easy and really I would say too easy. Is this the way they all work or does the alignment need to be changed?

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I just spent over $2K on getting my 2012 F350 4WD 6.7L front end rebuilt, hope that does not happen to you.


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I really don't think it needs a rebuild but I could be wrong. I've had it for a few years but haven't put very many miles on it. It drove the same way when I bought it. I forgot to mention that it has a 6.2.

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YES you at least need an alignment. Probably a worn or bent part. Get it done soon, before it fails completely and leaves you stranded somewhere, or worse.

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The caster angle needs to be increased. If it is within spec, it is acceptable to be increased more for better centering without causing tire wear.

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

The caster angle needs to be increased. If it is within spec, it is acceptable to be increased more for better centering without causing tire wear.


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It tracks very good and stays straight when I let go of the steering wheel. I'll have the alignment checked and go from there.

Has anybody else had a problem like this with their Super Duty?

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danrclem wrote:

It tracks very good and stays straight when I let go of the steering wheel. I'll have the alignment checked and go from there.

Has anybody else had a problem like this with their Super Duty?

2WD or 4WD ?

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If it doesn’t wander and tracks well, not likely a Caster issue.
Sounds more like sticky shuttle valve in steering box maybe.
But hard to diagnose on the internet….


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

danrclem wrote:

It tracks very good and stays straight when I let go of the steering wheel. I'll have the alignment checked and go from there.

Has anybody else had a problem like this with their Super Duty?

2WD or 4WD ?


It's a 4WD and it has the snow plow package with the heavy front springs. Everything seems to work fine except I have to bring it back to center myself.

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