I just replaced all the front end parts on my brother's truck (used
the same control arms but new bushings and new ball joints).
It is a '92 Dodge D350 2wd truck with a cummins in it.
The list of parts replaced is as follows:
-Upper ball joints
-Lower Ball joints
-inner tie rod ends
-outer tie rod ends
-control arm bushings upper and lower
I tried to put the adjustments back as close to where they were when I
took the thing apart.
When I first backed the truck out of the garage and turned the wheels
all the way, the outside edge of the wheel wanted to dig a trench in
the yard.. I figured it was just improper alignment. I took it
to the alignment shop and "supposedly" they aligned the truck and had
no problems, but when I turn the wheel all the way in either
direction, the wheels literally are scrubbing the tread off the tires
super quickly. In fact, the steering now binds to the point that the
truck will stop when you have the wheel at full lock. Driving in
a straight line, the truck wants to pull to the right and has some
severe bumpsteer. It was easier to drive the thing and the tires
wore less before I did anything to the truck! I am puzzled as to
what is wrong if the alignment is "proper"..
I figured since the tires are a bit cupped from running about 10,000
miles with worn ball joints, the outside edges of the tires were just
trying to catch up to the inside, but that does not really explain the
Any ideas would really be appreciated. I am wishing I hadn't done
anything to the truck now..