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Steering Noise

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NEWMEXICOK5, Jul 17, 2006.


    NEWMEXICOK5 Registered Member

    Apr 24, 2006
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    i have a 89 jimmy and the steering pops and the steering wheel actually changes position after hittin bumps or i turn the wheel hard while not moving.
    new steering box and drag link installed over the weekend no help. frame not cracked. tie rods fairly new, what gives. any ideas thanks guys

    1989 gmc jimmy v1500 4 inch lift 33 in tires
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2006
  2. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    My '89 Blazer (6" lift, 35" tires) is doing exactly the same thing and I tracked it down to an aftermarket spacer between the steering arm and the steering knuckle (which I'll be removing).

    If you don't have a spacer in there, I'd make sure all three steering arm nuts are torqued to spec and then look at ball joints and leaf spring bushings.

    Alternately, have somebody get in the truck and crank the wheel back and forth while you stick your head inside the wheelwells and look for things moving around.

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