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steering problems

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazing86, Jul 28, 2001.

  1. blazing86

    blazing86 1/2 ton status

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    What are some signs that my steering shaft or gearbox or going out? It seems that i have some dead spots in the steering wheel.
     
  2. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    Do you get alot of side to side turn in the steering wheel before the wheels actually start to turn? Im not sure about the K5, but the s-10 I had, had a nut and bolt on the bottom of the steering box you could take some of the slop out of the steering by tightening that. Maybe someone on here can say if the K5's have that.
     
  3. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The adjusting nut on a K5 is on the top of the steering box- it's an allen wrench style adjusting screw held in place with a locknut(I believe a 5/8). Loosen off the locknut and turn in the adjusting screw 1/4 turn. Tighten the adjusting screw back up and go for a drive. Reapeat as many times as necessary until you reach a point where the steering wheel feels firm when you turn it.

    Make sure you take your time and don't overtighten the adjusting screw- apparently you can damage the box if you do.

    There's also another adjustment you can make, but I've never done it and I'm not even sure where it is. It has something to do with a rag joint(I think) and is another way of eliminating play in the steering box. Maybe somebody else knows???



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    Thanks for clearing that up Canmore.
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    ARe YOU RUnning CRossover?
     

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