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sterring box wiggle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by vw62rag, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. vw62rag

    vw62rag Registered Member

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    the other day my rig was parked with the motor running and my girl was turning the steering wheel back n forth, i was under looking at the steering box and it was kinda moving? is this normal? i thought maybe the bolts were loose, so i tryed to tighten them, and they were tight? i looked around the frame and i didnt see any cracks? what up with this?
    thanks
     
  2. NoSmog73

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    the other day my rig was parked with the motor running and my girl was turning the steering wheel back n forth, i was under looking at the steering box and it was kinda moving? is this normal? i thought maybe the bolts were loose, so i tryed to tighten them, and they were tight? i looked around the frame and i didnt see any cracks? what up with this?
    thanks

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    Best to take the box off and instect better for Cracks...
     
  3. 454k30

    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    sounds like cracked frame or the bolt holes have ovaled out a little bit.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Might as well remove it now before it falls completely off like mine did.
     
  5. vw62rag

    vw62rag Registered Member

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    remove it and do what? what if there is no cracks? i mean it dont move a hole lot but i thought they shouldnt move at all, maybe im wrong.is there a upgrade kit or something? i thought i heard of something like that before
     
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    They have what you need. I think Tim also sells them, not sure anymore?(84ChevyK10) It should not move at all. Take it off the frame and inspect it. You probably have a crack somewhere you cannot see. If it is cracked buy the weld in repair kit and the brace kit! That way it won't happen again /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Yes I do still sell them, I happen to have two of them left, one for 70s trucks, the other for 80s.

    Not sure if I'm going to buy any more after these two sell off, but I am a dealer for the product.
     
  8. vw62rag

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    guess im gona have to take it off and check, thanks guys!
     

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