Truck pulls to the left
I have a '96 F150 4x4 extended cab, automatic, with a 302.
The truck pulls to the left while driving. The truck drove like a dream before summer, when it developed a bad U-Joint. I got those problems addressed maybe two months ago, I had the front u-joints, brakes, and hubs changed from auto to manual. I have new tires on it. It did it before this work was done, but I cant seem to figure out what is wrong. The ball joints are tight. The connecting Tie rod from the pitman arm has a little, and I mean a LITTLE play in it, but not much. The rest of the steering looks tight. The wheels spin freely with the hubs unlocked, so nothing is binding up there. I brought it in for an alignment, but that did not cure the problem. I swapped tires from side to side with no avail. I plan on replacing that connecting tie rod this weekend and bringing it back to have the alingment double checked, but I think that is ok too, because it goes straight with the wheel, but you are always correcting it just a bit. As soon as you let go, it slides left.