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1998 Ford Ranger steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

May 192000

(reported on)


  • miles


The wheels lock and freeze.

- Garnervill, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 011998


  • miles
A vibration has developed under all braking conditions (15,000 miles on). The steering wheel will shudder and twitch from side to side. Entire vehicle will vibrate. Worst under low braking pedal pressure. As the vehicle slows, the sensation is as if the brakes are making varying braking contact with the rotors/drums, consistant with the wheel revolution speed. At low speed and light brake pedal pressure, the steering wheel will suddenly spin 90-180 degrees to the left, causing the vehicle to change driving lanes, unless firmly held back. Dealership inspected and drove the vehicle. Experienced vibration/shudder and wheel pull. States braking and steering systems components are in normal condition, brakes are unadjustable, complaint is common, and usually gets worse. Can offer no solution.

- Athens, GA, USA

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