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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fireplug, May 11, 2006.

  1. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    At least I don't think so...

    Since I bought the Blazer in November, I've driven it with the loosey goosey steering, dealing with a little wander and a clunking under hard steering was no big deal.

    A couple of weeks ago a buddy of mine noticed a gap between the steering arm and (I think) the drag link and 'fixed' it with a washer. The clunking was fixed but immediately afterwards I noticed a vibration when cruising the highway. I didn't really care because I knew it would be a temporary fix.

    Shortly after, I got the balljoints and alignment done they removed the washer and I think replaced a tie rod end that was stripped. Anyway, even after the front end was professionally done, the vibration remained.

    Sooooo any ideas? It isn't that bad, but obviously a sign of something wrong, so I'd like to track it down and get things right.
     
  2. justhorsinaround

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    Balance the tires?
     
  3. fireplug

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    While I can't count it out, the tires were on my previous truck and they wre fine. It seems weird that the tires would go out of balance within so few miles. If I don't come up with any other thoughts that will be the first thing I try.
     
  4. rick88blaze

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    Did you put the tires in the same spot they were on the old truck? If one of your front ones was on the rear on the other truck you probably didn't notice any vibrations if it was out of balance a little bit. Now that it's on the front it would be more noticeable.

    Rick
     
  5. fireplug

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    That's a good point, I'm not certain if I did. Thanks.
     

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