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wat could be wrong?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dbrad60, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. dbrad60

    dbrad60 Newbie

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    I am looking at a 1987 K-5 Blazer that i would love to restore however it has two problems that i would really like to know wat the potential problems are. When driving it if you turn the steering wheel slightly left and right the front end seems to wander or a floating type sensation, and second when shifting into drive the drive shaft turns about 1/2 turn before engaging...was wondering wat the potential problems could be....any help is greatly appreciated.;)
     
  2. rick88blaze

    rick88blaze 1/2 ton status

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    As far as the steering problem, it could be bad tie rod ends, drag links, or ball joints. As far as the driveshaft, sounds like the rearend is about worn out. Could be worn teeth on the ring and pinion, or worn out spider gears. Someone else will chime in if I missed something.

    Rick
     
  3. dbrad60

    dbrad60 Newbie

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    that is what my first initial thought was rick...thanks for the input!!:D
     
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    you're welcome :thumb:
     
  5. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Mechanical lockers will generally act like this.

    My bet is that the rear end is about to go though.
     
  6. Leper

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    Watch out for a frame crack at the steering box!!!!
     

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