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Tie Rod Problem?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Apr 17, 2000.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yet another Dana 44 problem, I now notice play in my steering, from a dead stop the passenger side tire feels like it is moving to the right, I checked the ball joints and they feel tight, could this be a tie rod problem?

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  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    So do you mean when you move the steering wheel the driverside tire moves a bit but the pass side doesn't?
    If so then I think your on the right track!
    I would swap both sides to keep the wear even!
    Late

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  3. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yep, just needed to hear it from some one else. Thanks Steve

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  4. K5 NUTT

    K5 NUTT 1/2 ton status

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    Steve: Best way to check this is to gently rock the wheel back and forth with a buddies help and watch the suspect tie-rod....if she moves at all in the pocket its time to go buy a new MOOG replacement! And think of it this way...at least its the cheap side...lol.!

    AZBLAZER

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  5. Depdog

    Depdog 1/2 ton status Author

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    Even after replacing them, want to see something really scarry, grap that long sucker in the middle and pull up and down on it. See how much flex is in that thing. Scarry as hell. I am going to brace mine with either d.o.m. tubing sleeved over it, or what all the folks in Tellico are going and putting a piece of angle on it and tacking it on.

    Depdog

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  6. Burt4x4

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    What??? Depdog!!
    I had a hard time visualising that one!![​IMG]
    are you talking about the tie rod itself?
    mabie I need another cup O java it's only 6am California time!![​IMG]

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