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steering too sensitive!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    my steering is way too sensitive, i am all over the place on the road, is there anything i can do too help it?
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    What type of steering? Stock, crossover, hydro assist, etc...? List the parts (lifted steering arm, block, etc). Try to better describe the problem - truck turns more than steering wheel effort, holding steering wheel straight the truck darts, etc.

    IMO, I doubt it's truely too sensitive. It's probably a loose part or bump steer causing it to wander.
     
  3. bigbadchev84

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    it is stock steering, withe a 3inch block, and raised steering arm, the draglink is at a downward angle of about an inch, the balljoints and wheel bearings are new, it has a brand new single steering stabilizer on it and the tie-rods feel tight, it turns effortlessly, i can be driving down the road and even the slightest movement of the steering wheel and it will fly off to whatever side you are moving too, it just started doing this recently.
     
  4. 79Beast

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    To me it doesn't sound too sensitive, it sounds like you have excessive wander. Look at the toe. I like mine set 1/8" to 1/4" toe in.
     
  5. kevcarr59

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    Steering...

    You may also want to check your steering gear preload. If your steering box is original and has a lot of wear that could be it. You have to be carefull though, don't tighten too much or you'll mess up the pump.
     
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    Sounds like you have a nice case of toe out, or your castor is incorrect.
     
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    the raised arm with the block is most likly going to cause the bolts to loosen or brake from the extra pressure there. i would get a drop pitman arm and only the raised arm if that will fit your combo. only if the toe problem is solved . this is just a sugestion.
     
  8. supersize75k5

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    go to your rig and with a friend and a measuring tape, measure the middle of the front of the rim, from rim to rim, the measure the middle of the back of the rim from the inside.


    should only be about a 1/4 inch difference, with a 1/4 or 1/8 less in the front then the back.
     

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