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Steering arm

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by lukerz, Jul 23, 2001.

  1. lukerz

    lukerz 1/2 ton status

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    How close is the steering arm to the axle tube on a d44? Mine looks like it coud hit.
    Lukers

    83 K10 from 76 K5 & 83 C10
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    Thats the way stock ones are .

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  3. lukerz

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    Do they hit?
    Lukers

    83 K10 from 76 K5 & 83 C10
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    What do you mean "do they hit?" Go check some other trucks around you in town. You will see the stock arm appears pretty close to the tube, but its nothing to worry about.

    If you are concerned whether it will hit or not, get a friend to turn the wheels while you lay down and watch the arm move back and forth.

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    It should come real close but not hit, if it does, then chances are you need to replace your balljoints.

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    It just looks close It does not hit when I turn the wheels. I jusrt wanted to be sure that there is no clearence lost when I articulate(I think that is the term?).
    Lukers
    But thanks all who answered

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    If the balljoints are tight, there should never be any difference in clearance whether under articulation or not. The arm is attached to the knuckle which is attached to the tube via the balljoints. Articulating should have no effect on the clearance of the steering arm to the tube, unless like I say you have a worn out balljoints which move when weight is shifted, such as when the vehicle is articulating.

    If you didn't build it yourself, how can you call it yours.......?
     
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    Thank you
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