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Steers real goofy

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

  1. bigk

    bigk 1/2 ton status

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    Today I fired up the 87 K5 for a quick ride in the country. It had been sitting since Memorial Day weekend and drove fine then, but today it shot hard right if I took my hands off the wheel. What the hell could have happened while it was sitting dormant for a few weeks?
     
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    Well, get Goofy out of the driver's seat, leave him at home next time.

    Could be a flat or low Rt side tire.

    Twiztid
     
  3. solowookie

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    awe, you are SOOOO funny... LOL

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    yeah, I was kind reaching on that one. Sounded funny at the time. Can't knock 'em all outa' the park. (I'd just like to get them out of the dimond once in a while)

    Twiztid
     
  5. scrapmetal

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    were you wheeling it,,

    Never been stuck, just temporarily delayed.
     
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    check your right side brake. the caliper might be sticking.

    73 3/4 ton Chevy. 383 stroker, TH350, NP 205, 14bolt FF(Detroit), Dana 44(limited Slip), 6in. lift, 36x 14.5 super swampers
     
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    I would agree with the caliper sticking. If the tire was low, you probably would have noticed it. I would definitely ceck your calipers.

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 4" lift, 32X11.5 BFG ATs, 15x10 Eagles, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     
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    I third the caliper suggestion. Jack it up, pull the wheel off, see if the rotor spins free and smooth (unlocked). If not, open the bleeder a little with no pressure on the pedal and see if the caliper releases at all. I had the caliper feed hose collapse on a Camaro once, which would allow pressure into the caliper, but not out. Hose and caliper are probably pretty cheap to replace, just a hassle to bleed the system afterwards.

    Ratch
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  9. Emmettology 101

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    ya, check the caliper or you may have debris in-between the pads... Also, the rght side tire may be low.

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    I second both the tire pressure and caliper ideas.
    Ben 87 Jimmy
     
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    Thanks for the tips and the abuse. I'm new here but I already feel right at home.
     

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