ford ranger steering problem?

i have a 1994 ranger 4x4 withthe 4l v6 and automatic transmission and i got it aligned and it drives straight but the wheel turns to the left easier than it turns to the right. what could cause this problem?

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  • 9 years ago
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    The Ford Ranger did NOT have rack and pinion steering !! It uses an older type called "recirculating ball and nut" that uses a "worm gear" for steering action. Trucks are typically set up this way because they are designed to haul bigger loads around than CARS.

    Start by checking your power steering fluid level. If it's low, then add some to top it off.

    If that's not it then, you're looking at something in the steering system itself. It could be too much contamination of the fluid, The steering pump could be worn out, There could be problems with the steering box.

    When you're dealing with an 18 year old vehicle, a LOT of things can and do go wrong.

    Source(s): 25 years of backyard mechanics
  • 9 years ago

    sounds like the rack is catching when your turning right !

  • 9 years ago

    if the problem started after the alignment, take it back to the shop explaining your problem.

    If the problem started before, it could be a pump or steering rack pinion problem...

    check power steering level...add if needed....check color of it.

    bleed the vehicle power steering system.

    jack the front of the car so that the wheels arent touching the ground, remove the power steering cap, and turn slowly steering wheel all to the left and then all to the right....do it slowly, no to fast!

    other than that...look for any leaks of fluid under the car.

    thats the stuff you can do yourself...other than that, it could be a mechanical problem on the rack-pinion....

    google the symptom, im sure theres someone in this world thats having the same problem as you are.

    good luck!

  • 9 years ago

    Problem with your front end most likely

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  • Pete M
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    9 years ago

    Take your truck back to the shop that did the alignment.

    If there's a problem with your front end, they should have at least let you know.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Steering pump..

  • 9 years ago

    rack and pinion problems

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