Mechanics

LOOSE STEERING, SLOW START WHEN HOT

Ford E-Series Van

Hi,
We recently purchased a 1989 Travel Craft Class c motorhome. It is a Ford Econoline with a 460 V-8. It has 49,000 miles on it. We just drove it about 450 miles home with practically no problem. It does have a lot of play in the steering. When cold or driven for shorter times it cranks right up but seems to turn over slow after driving about 1-2 hours straight. All gauges show normal. Thank you for any help.
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Jimscar
February 11, 2007.




Loose steering, inspect the tie rods, drag link, and idler arm for excessive wear as a cause for the looseness, if they're o.K. Check the rest of the suspension system. If this checks out the wear may be in the steering gear itself. Generally when an engine cranks slow when hot it is caused by a bad starter(it's drawing too many amps. When hot) or the timing is too advanced, that is if it's adjustable in the first place.

Tiny
Roger Miller
Feb 11, 2007.


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