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Power steering box

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RAY, Sep 21, 2001.

  1. RAY

    RAY 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    How do you know when your power steering box is going bad. My steering is loose and I have checked the tie rods and drag links for wear. Also it is making a poping sound every now and then.
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    Ray
     
  2. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    First, check the entire frame area around your steering box where it bolts to the frame. Check reallllllllll close.



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  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    You can adjust the amount of play in your steering wheel by turning the allen head screw on top of your box. Becarful not to take ALL the slop out your box will over heat. Leaking is one sign that the box is on it's way out. Noise and slop(wheels jacked up holding the input shaft and having a bud try and move the tire or tie rod to feel the slop in the box at the output end).
    Good luck
    Napa seels a replacement fer about 170.

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  4. slider79blazer

    slider79blazer 1/2 ton status

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    check the steering rod by the firewall grab the joint with the rubber dust cover wiggle it back and forth if it is sloppy where both pieces move different directions it needs replaced from that collar to the steering box. mine pops also so I went to the junkyard last week and got one. still need to put it on but they are very easy to do.

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