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ford transit 2000 model steering biased 1 way

hi can any1 please tell me why my ford transit steering is heavy when i turn 1 way and the steeringwheel doesn't return to center, is this a minor problem or is it going to have to be taken to a garage for expensive repairs thanks for your time

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have it alligned.. caster is likely out on 1 side
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thanks,i will try that, hope it don't cost much.
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thanks,i will try that, hope it don't cost much.
Front end alignment costs vary, but >/= $50, here in the US in many cases.

You can check toe-in yourself, if you have access to a flat area of pavement (concrete, preferably) and a length of string. Methods vary, I've always had good results by measuring rear to front, as opposed to back of front tire compared to front of front tire- but this was because of the (lack of) ground clearance I was dealing with.

Besides alignment, you could have a bad rack or steering gear as well as possibly damaged or worn components.

If you jack this thing up to check it over, BE SURE that you use jack stands and block the rear wheels from rolling.

A couple sites w/various methods to measure toe, etc. are:
http://www.nichols.nu/tip092.htm
http://www.mth.msu.edu/~drachman/cycle/alignment.html
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f91/...parison-71607/
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