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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 4x4blazer, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. 4x4blazer

    4x4blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Ok. I got rid of the play in my steering. Now another delima.
    When turning to the left, it takes 3 turns of the steering wheel before it stops. To the right takes only 2 before it stops. What gives?
     
  2. RAY

    RAY 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    hey,
    how did you get rid of your play? I have that same problem.
    Thanks, Ray
     
  3. Confederate9

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    i fixed mine by disconnecting the steering arm straighting the wheel then connecting it back


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  4. michaelm

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    that is a draglink length issue.
    shorten it i think.
     
  5. taterblazer

    taterblazer 1/2 ton status

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    Drag link might fix this.. What I would do is undo the drag link, adjust the steering wheel to where you can turn it the same distance both ways. Then re-attach the draglink. There were some posts earlier about steering. One of the posters knows his stuff. I'd look for his posts and see if your answer is there.
     
  6. michaelm

    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    that wouldnt work
     
  7. dyeager535

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    First thing I'd think to do, is get the front wheels on center. Then make sure whatever direction the pitman arm is SUPPOSED to face when correctly set up, that it i in that position. If it is, then adjust your draglink.

    IIRC, the pitman on the trucks can be put on any way you want, so centering the box would be necessary (find centerpoint) then make sure the pitman is facing the right direction. So I'd think: box on center, pitman on center, wheels on center. Adjustment to steering wheel after all of the above is met, would be at that point, through the drag link.

    What do you 4wd steering gurus think of that? Correct or way off base?

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  8. outlaw612

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    I just had to do this last night since the lift and new axle screwed up my steering. Disconnect the drag link and then center the wheel, adjust the link and replace it. Good as New.

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  9. 4x4blazer

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    Thanks yall. Guess I will try that stuff this weekend.
    Ray......this is a site given to me in another post I had about steering, it explains the slop problem.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.monte-list.nu/tech/boxmesh.shtml>http://www.monte-list.nu/tech/boxmesh.shtml</a>

    Hope this helps.
     

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