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Steering woes.......

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Emmettology 101, Aug 23, 2000.

  1. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Ok, I have an 82 Jimmy and my friend has a 71 3/4 ton Chevy. When we go out wheelin and have a day/night of fun, when we leave oour steering wheels are off by about 1/4 turn, then as you drive for a couple miles they relocate back to where they are supposed to be eventually.

    Any idea what causes this? I have only seen it on our two vehicles.

    Both vehilces have new or newer parts. I actually just replaced everything when I put it back together(tie ords, ball joints, drag link, etc.)

    Any suggestions?

    Mike
    1982 GMC Jimmy - <font color=green>Emmett</font color=green>
    http://emmett.coloradok5.com
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Check the bolts holding the steering box on to the frame. They are famous for working loose and 'ovaling' the holes.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. realsquash

    realsquash 1/2 ton status

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    Weird, mine is similar. I think the frame twists around and after some level driving it settles back to it's normal shape. Mine changes when I reconnect the swaybar and drive a little.

    Squash
    http://www.trailrunners4x4.org/users/realsquash
     
  4. blazer72

    blazer72 1/2 ton status

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    Were my wheel sets changes from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive. Remember that hubs dont unlock as soon as you trun the dial do to binding. Mine can take 1/2 a mile or so to unlock sometimes. I can tell when they do as the wheel goes back to the 2 wheel drive setting [​IMG]

    I understand the jeep thing I drive a BLAZER!!

    Ken
     

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