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Just gotm my Blazer today, have a question about steering

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CamaroZ85, Mar 1, 2003.

  1. CamaroZ85

    CamaroZ85 Registered Member

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    There it is. Actually a mix between my 78 Blazer that I sold this guy (notice the red on the doors...that was from my 78) He mixed and matched and came up with this truck that I just bought today. The steering is loose as hell! I'm going to replace all the tierods and whatnot in a week or so, along w/ the u-joints in the front axle (I hear these can contribute to loose steering). What else should I look at? Is there a wear joint in the pitman arms of these trucks??? Are there any other issues with the steering I might need to focus on??

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    look cafefully around the steering box where it bolts to the frame, check for cracks. Big problem area for these trucks.

    -Jeremy

    PS also have a buddy sit in the truck and turn the wheel from end of play to end of play and just look at every joint and see what moves and what doesn't.
     
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    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    Check ball joints

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  4. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    if the steering arm has been off check that it is tight. check the u-bolts, not the u-joints.
     

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