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Steering problems need help BAD!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shaneopie, Feb 10, 2001.

  1. shaneopie

    shaneopie 1/2 ton status

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    I am having problems with my 1985 blazer with the steering. My blazer has 6`` suspension lift and 3`` body lift with 35x12.50x15 tires. I have alitle bit of bump steer when driving my blazer. But the bump steer is not the problem it is almost normal for the size my blazer is. The steering sticks to one side or the other when i try and correct the bump steer. I will correst the bump steer by turning the other way alittle and the steering will stick for a minute then it will like unstick and it will go the way i am turning( correcting) the wheel and it looks like i am drunk driving or something. I just put a new steering stabilizer on it and changed the front brakes and calipers, it also has new ball joints in the front end. HELP PLEASE!
     
  2. 90K5

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    With that much suspension lift, you need a raised steering arm. You may also need a longer steerign shaft because of the body lift. My $.02

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    I had a similar problem on an 86 short bed with 6" lift once. I had installed just a 4" steering arm, but the bump steer was still there. It wasnt that bad, but knowing me, I am picky. So, I installed Skyjackers drop pitman arm and the steering came back like stock. I sold that truck and its still on the road today. The kid even says that driving it is like a stock truck with no lift. You could do the same thing I did or even just get Skyjackers 6" steering arm. Remember, you want to keep the drag link as STRAIGHT and LEVEL as possible.
     
  4. shaneopie

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    Here is an update on my problem. I just put a new steering stabilizer on my rig and it got better but it is still doing the sticking to one side or the other when i correct the bump steering and it will unstick and turn the other way really quick. If anyone has anymore things i can try i will.
     
  5. 87 mid canada k5

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    This may sound a little simple, but is your fluid up, belt tight, pwr. steering hose holding fluid?

    Denis <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by 87 mid canada k5 on 02/19/01 01:23 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
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    1st off, do you have a pitman arm or a steering arm for your size lift? if not, get one.
    If you do, then I say it sounds like a Power Steering pump problem to me. My old mustang had the same problem you describe and it turned out to be the steering pump.

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