Counterclockwise turns pushes the toe out. For the full step-by-step article, please visit Maintaining proper wheel alignment is critical to ensuring your F-150 or F-250 truck steers straight and for preventing excessive tire wear. If the difference between the front and read edges is negative, you have a toe-in condition. In this case we're using using 100 millimeters as our standard. The distance of the line from the hubs is arbitrary so long as it's even. Step Four - Tie a fishing line Place two jack stands on one side of the truck and then tie a length of fishing line tightly between the jack stands. Smear grease on the face of one tile, then place the second tile face down on the first tile.
The wrench closest to the wheel is 21mm and the other one is 15mm and fits directly on the tie rod. If your truck pulls to one side, restart the process or take it to a shop. I just have a hard time getting my head around the whole frame is creased. If realignment is necessary, locate the tie rods that connect each wheel to the steering assembly. There's no harm in using over-sized tiles. Well, for now it seems to have been nailed down to one specific problem area.
The right-hand adjusting sleeve clamp's opening should be positioned downward within 45 degrees of vertical. Make sure they're large enough to completely fit under the contact patch of your tires. It appears that the frame in this area is weak for a few reasons. The manual allows for some variance and, if you want to be safe, you could just zero out the front and rears. That means that the rear of the. Step Six - Measure the toe From one side, measure the distance of the edges of the front wheel to the line.
Is it possible this is just the suspension leaf springs mounts or bed mounts that have flexed and not flexed back? Loosen the nut closest to the wheel hub. When you're cruising at speed, there is a relatively small amount of rear travel available before hitting the bump stop, when compared to doing something like a full jump, where the entire travel is used. The tie-rod is a threaded rod that connects to the wheel spindle. I would like to do it as preventative measure, as I plan to drive my truck hard. It seems the frame itself is creasing at this point, and causing the whole rear of the truck from this point back, to sag. Step Eight - Adjust the tie-rod For the F-150, position your wrenches on the tie-rod as such. I could not agree more with the outlaw guys.
It may be time to replace the actuators. The wheel has toe in, or is pointed inward when viewed from above. If the difference between the front and rear edges is positive, you have a toe-out condition. If your wheels and steering wheel isn't absolutely dead on straight, your alignment will be off. Repeat the process with the other two tiles.
Step Three - Drive onto the greased tiles Give yourself a bit of space before driving onto the swivels to make sure that your steering wheel is straight. . In this example the front edge is 104mm and the rear edge is 108mm from the line. This job requires fishing line, four vinyl floor tiles, light grease, four jack stands, a precision ruler, and hand wrenches. If you don't feel like spending money on something you can do yourself, then read on. So some of you may have seem some discussion in other threads, regarding an issue a few members are now having with their beds being out of alignment, and in most cases, the rear end bent downward towards the ground.
Step 6 - Measure the toe From one side, measure the distance of the edges of the front wheel to the line. Be aware though, that this job can get complicated depending on your truck's design and condition. So I arrived, and walked back to the service bay, where they had my truck on a lift. There's not harm in using oversized tiles anyway. I have not had the pleasure of taking my truck to the desert yet, but I fully intend to be able to push the truck off-road and not worry about the frame being bent.
While a qualified mechanic can do the job for you, a patient do-it-yourselfer can do a basic front wheel alignment at home. Now, you can adjust the toe of your tire by twisting the tie-rod. So I called the rep, and was called back 3 days later. You want the lines to be parallel to the frame. This is what turns your truck. The tie-rod sleeve adjuster looks like this and sits on the tie-rod under your F-250 or other Super Duty.