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    Default Steering box broken?

    I drove on a gravel road and next thing my steering wheel is out by about 45 degrees. Stopped and had a look everything felt fine. Now every corner I took it kept on changing. On the highway the traction control light also came on


    Do you guys think it can be broken or possibly just be loose? What else can be wrong?
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    Default Re: Steering box broken?

    dont drive it - get it towed - its not going to get better

    could be a bolt has jumped out of a universal joint on the column and the splines jump around

    I dont think a 2013 car has a steerng box - yours is rack and pinion

    i would bet you have the recall done on the problem pipe and something wasnt put back right / tight ?

    i would also bet your abs ring for the steering wheel is also toast

    get it back to the dealer that last did work on it

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    Default Re: Steering box broken?

    Do not drive it!!! Not a common problem, so get it fixed under warranty at a Ford dealer.
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    Default Re: Steering box broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3bar View Post
    dont drive it - get it towed - its not going to get better

    could be a bolt has jumped out of a universal joint on the column and the splines jump around

    I dont think a 2013 car has a steerng box - yours is rack and pinion

    i would bet you have the recall done on the problem pipe and something wasnt put back right / tight ?

    i would also bet your abs ring for the steering wheel is also toast

    get it back to the dealer that last did work on it
    Manual, never had any work done around that part of the car
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    Default Re: Steering box broken?

    Got it back from Ford. 4k later nothing changed
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    Default Re: Steering box broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barend D View Post
    Got it back from Ford. 4k later nothing changed
    Huh? Please explain!
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    Default Re: Steering box broken?

    They stated something was loose and "fixed" it. Problem still there
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    Default Re: Steering box broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barend D View Post
    They stated something was loose and "fixed" it. Problem still there
    Take it back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barend D View Post
    They stated something was loose and "fixed" it. Problem still there
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    Default Re: Steering box broken?

    Come Monday all hell will break loose
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    Default Re: Steering box broken?

    So I decided to get myself dirty while checking in my car this morning. I had a sneaky feeling to check the bolts on the rear suspension to make sure she actually tracks strait.

    Broke a leaf. How the #( Ford didn't see this I don't know.
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    Default Re: Steering box broken?

    I have the same 45 deg problem and stability control light on. Any idea how to do a field repair on this? Or can I drive the 2000km back home?

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