New 1996 f250 owner

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  1. Roush PSD Interceptor

    Roush PSD Interceptor Straight Piped Diesel Staff Member

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    Get in there and pry on all those connection areas.
    Not barbarian strength,
    Just move the joint far enough to find it's limit and see if it goes more.
    If the dust boots are worn / torn / brittle look for shiny metal inside, especially if it's loose or rusty.
    Best to replace components with bad dust boots.

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    That's what I'm talking about. That's for your reply. Got under there and found the tie rods have alot of play and the middle. Can shake them with ease. Going to Rip those bad boys out

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    BTW, how'd the body/bed mounts go?
     
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    These trucks also have a tendency to have worn out steering gear boxes. Most of my front suspension is pretty new and I still have about 4 inches of play in the wheel

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    Holy crap. I'd be staying off the highway with that much play.
     
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    Eh it's not that bad

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    Should have seen the steering play in our tractor lol.
     
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    Most likely the steering box. But the play isn't crazy to avoid highway you get use to it after driving 5 hrs back from getting it lol


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    Hey I got the bushings, but can you link my the hardware for them? The bolts don't look that great. Figuring I should just go all new. Do it one time.
    When I look for them i get ones that say they won't fit my truck

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