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No right turn?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jfortner, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. jfortner

    jfortner Registered Member

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    OK, any one have this issue before?

    1971 K5, only had it about 50 miles and it was parked for three years before I got it, still 100% stock supension. Anyways I left work and tried to make a right turn and could only turn about 5 degrees right but left was not an issue. I was alone so I tried to see what was binding but couldn't see anything. So I start the trip home going in circles around the block so I only have to make left turns. About 3/4 the way home I hit a bump and have steering to the right back. Get home and go to back in, no steering to the right any more again. I can't see anything binding directly, but I can't turn and watch at the same time.

    Well anyone else run into this?

    Thanks John
     
  2. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Hit a bump and it fixed it for a while? /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
    Check you steering stablizer and make sure thats not interfering with your turning...
    I was thinking your draglink is out of adjustment but you say a big bump in the road made it so you could make right turns again? I'd suspect the steering box is /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
    You got power steering? Got fluid?
     
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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I bet your u-bolts are loose and the spring center pin on the driver side is sheared. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    I would get a helper and jack the front end up and watch the steering while someone turns back and forth. Does sound like your front axle is moving /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif or the gearbox has busted guts??? /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    Keep it off the road until you get it figured out - could be very dangerous. Good luck.
     
  6. jfortner

    jfortner Registered Member

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    I parked it when I got it home. I need to clear the Fiat out of the garage again so I can check it out. Thanks for the hints I will check those things and post back what the issue was. Probably be a couple weeks though.

    Thanks John
     

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