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1977 FORD F-350 Recall - Campaign #77V218000

 
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1977 FORD F-350 RECALL - #77V218000

RECALL FOR STEERING : GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE MANUAL STEERING GEARS MAY CONTAIN STEERING GEAR RECIRCULATORY BALLS THAT COULD FRACTURE. THIS FRACTURING IS A RESULT OF IMPROPER HEAT-TREATMENT DURING MANUFACTURE AND CAN EVENTUALLY CAUSE INCREASED STEERING EFFORT.

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Vehicle 1977 FORD F-350
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 10/12/1979
Influenced by FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Owners Notified on 1/18/1978
# Affected 40,000
Recalled for STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
 
Description ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE MANUAL STEERING GEARS MAY CONTAIN STEERING GEAR RECIRCULATORY BALLS THAT COULD FRACTURE. THIS FRACTURING IS A RESULT OF IMPROPER HEAT-TREATMENT DURING MANUFACTURE AND CAN EVENTUALLY CAUSE INCREASED STEERING EFFORT.
Consequences
Corrective action THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE BALL BEARINGS OF THE STEERING GEAR, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Notes VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING; STEERING GEAR RECIRCULATORY BALLS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: UNDER CONTINUED OPERATION, LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL,LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, AND AN ACCIDENT COULD OCCUR.NOTE: INCREASED STEERING EFFORTS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN AUDIBLE POPPING ORGRINDING NOISE AND MOMENTARY STEERING HANG-UP. IF ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS AREEXPERIENCED, THE VEHICLE SHOULD NOT BE OPERATED.
See also 1977 FORD F-350 Recall for FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, DELIVERY, HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

1977 FORD F-350 Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
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