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Steering woe's

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TXsizeK5, Dec 24, 2001.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Steering woe\'s

    Everytime i turn the wheel more than a little bit i can feel like really tiny vibrations in it but just when im turning it not if its turned and just sitting there... they are sall vibrations almost like a groaning or moaning sound but I dont think you can hear it but you can feel it? Does that make any sense I dont know whats wrong.. maybe pwr steering? I was doing donuts a few weeks ago and there some thuking every now and then, my tranny shifter was going insane bouncing back in forth but never coming out of gear.... etc. I duno whats wrong now hah. everything seems to drive absolutely fine except for the every once in a while "groan " of the steering wheel.

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
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    In desperate need of a rebuild.
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  2. HarryH3

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    Re: Steering woe\'s

    Sounds like the power steering fluid level is low. Those pumps don't like to run out of fluid. They moan and groan when forced to work without enough fluid in them.

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  3. newyorkin

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    Re: Steering woe\'s

    May not be related to your steering issue, but I'd check out your motor and tranny mounts. If your shifter was hopping around without coming out of gear, that generally would point to the tranny itself bouncing around and moving the shift linkage around...

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  4. behemoth

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    Re: Steering woe\'s

    ...lay off the "donuts". That'll prevent a lot of problems!

    behemoth K5
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    than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"
     

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