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Steering Problems.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TXsizeK5, Oct 28, 2001.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Sometimes when i turn say a right turn it turns and when i correct it (putting wheel back to straight) it keep trying to turn right and then i have to put the steering wheel left a lil bit then ittl really quickly shoot to the left then i have to correct that. And finally it goes straght... it only sometimes does that.. and sometimes ittl pull to the left and someitmes right like im ahving alinement porblems.. i duno wtf is wrng.. any ideas?

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
    305/Sm465/ NP208
    Kn, 4.56's.
    next... off with the cat's and a single inlet dual outlet flowmaster with 4" tips =D
     
  2. chevrules

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    I would check u-joints and ball joints and maybe cracked frame at the steering box.A seized u-joint cap will do some funny things with steering.

    chevrules...always has and always will
     
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    Post more details! Did this start all of the sudden? A gradual problem? Been doing some hard wheeling?

    There are tons of things that can cause a wandering front end. Is the box tight? Is there a crack in the frame at the box? Almost sounds like the box is too tight.

    Keep us posted.
     
  4. jimmyjack

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    crank your box down and fix your cracks!!! Thats from experience![​IMG]

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
    Jim
     
  5. TXsizeK5

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    Well i havent had the k5 for too long, yeah i did some hard wheeling, hurt my front wheel bearings but those got replaced.. maybe i hurt some other stuff too? Yeah now that i think about it, the steering problems started slowly after i went wheelin a few times.. at first it was like alinment issues pulling to the right or left then now its doing what i described earlier... but not all the time.

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
    305/Sm465/ NP208
    Kn, 4.56's.
    next...highflow cat, single inlet dual outlet flowmaster with 4" tips =D
     
  6. backlash

    backlash 1/2 ton status

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    Check out Jimmy Jacks post above!

    Look at the main page and find ORD. Look up the steering brace kit for cracked frames. Bet your frame is cracked.
     
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    I just had a massive weld repaired this afternoon. It was 6" long and wrapped around the bottom of the frame and through the bottom right bolt hole. I was gonna post pix but I was too embarrased! Got a new gear box too, it was wasted.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
    Jim
     
  8. bee32

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    Might be a slipping gear or worn one inside the box itself. But check for correct torque on the box and for cracks first.

    Brian
    83 K-5 4" on 35's
     
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    It is very important that you use a steering brace or it'll crack again! Talk to some of the guys here! Do another post asking about this! It's only about $100 or so bucks. Prolly much less than you paid for the weld job ...
     

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