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steering shock

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KENNY, Sep 19, 2001.

  1. KENNY

    KENNY 1/2 ton status

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    have a question about the steering shock for lack of what it really is called. it leaks what looks like antifreeze. does this mean i need to change it. and if it does is at simple as it looks and which would be a good replacement
     
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    Its called a steering stabalizer. If its leaking you should replace it. There are two types of stabalizers, dual and single. a dual is for 36" and lager tires and the single is for 35" and smaller. There are a few different people who make them. you can get a new rancho unit for $50 for the single and $100 for the dual

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    Are you sure that the fluid that looks like coolant isn't actually COOLANT? It almost sounds like you have a leak in your rad that is dripping down onto your steering stabilizer. Before you go and buy a new stabilizer you should rule out rad trouble.........



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  4. KENNY

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    i've double and triple checked, it drips on the passenger side of the shock. looked up and down and couldn't see any other leak from anyplace else. does this happen when the stabilizer goes bad? I HAD recently replaced it about 8mos ago, before i decided to do all well some of my mechanic work myself.
     
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    It sounds to me like it's sprung a leak - I would look into upgrading to an aftermarket replacement, rather than an OEM replacement. A quality aftermarket hydraulic replacement will cost less than $50, or there's the coilover for around $100, and a couple of other variations on the market.

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