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I'm ***** ***** got stuck in a snow drift this morning and

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Customer: Hi I'm ***** ***** got stuck in a snow drift this morning and got out but now my steering is a little tight when turning,
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: when making a gradual turn nor problem but when making a tighter turn the steering is stiff
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Matt replied 10 months ago.

Hello

I'd say that you may have damaged a bottom balljoint, or a steering column joint ?

So I'd 1st suggest jacking the car up so the front wheels are off the ground and then move the road wheels form lock to lock , feeling for tight spots

also check for worn suspension joints by jacking the car up so the wheel is off the ground and shake the tyre from top to bottom and from side to side (with someone holding the steering wheel). There should be no play in either direction.

Any play in 1 direction will usually require a suspension joint to be replaced, if there’s play in both directions then the wheel bearing may be at fault.

Expert:  Matt replied 10 months ago.

Hi

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