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Steering Problem

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wakedog, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. wakedog

    wakedog 1/2 ton status

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    Tonite on the way home my steering was acting funny, it would like to turn to left a little when i would have the wheel straight, i was about a mile from my house and was going about 15 mph, then i heard 4 loud bangs so i slowed down, when i w[ould turn it would feel as if i where going over bumps while turning, it was wierd. Any suggestions would be great, thanks.

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  2. stimpy

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    Hey Wakedog,
    Sounds to me like it's not your steering but maybe your bearings going out or even your axles. I could be way off, but the last time I had something like that (the bumppy ride) it turned out to be my front bearings and spindles.
    Like I said, I could be waaaaay off but it's my two cent.

    Todd Miller
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  3. Espen88k5

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    Hi.
    Maybe it's just your hubs. Do you still have the automatic locking hubs?

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  4. wakedog

    wakedog 1/2 ton status

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    yes i do have auto hubs, the funny thing is that i have a 3/4 ton d44 waiting to go in.

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  5. Espen88k5

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    I have not replaced mine either, but from what others that have broken and replaced their's have told me they can cause all sorts of noise/vibrations/clunks and tugs through the entire driveline. Would ne nice if it was something simple like that.

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  6. CaptCrunch

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    Definetly could be the hubs. Mine had autos when it was stock and one hub kept constantly locking and unlocking at slow speeds... was really whacked handling wise. Looks like good timing on the D44 [​IMG]

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    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  7. ArrowheadK5

    ArrowheadK5 1/2 ton status

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    I had smae problem as CaptCrunch. Sounds like the hubs are a big possibility. Hopefully!! [​IMG]


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