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Where to start on front-end rebuild?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by unsane, Jan 5, 2003.

  1. unsane

    unsane Guest

    The steering is starting to get more sloppy on the Jimmy. Just wanted to know where is a good starting point on replacing the entire front end steering components. I will be doing it over a few months span ($$$$only comes once week)and dont want to wear out the new stuff from still having old stuff on there. If this makes any sense. Thanks ahead of time. -Eric
     
  2. 8_YOUR_H2

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    Start with a new drag link assembly and tie rod ends. Its real easy to do just be sure to count threads so it all goes back the way it came apart. Maybe put on a new steering stabilizer too. Then do the ball joints after you win the lottery.....thats the most expensive thing to change, if you pay a shop to do it. I got a press from harbor freight for $100 and it handles ball joints no problem. Dont pay a shop to do the tie rods or drag link..its very simple. You might want to have an alignment after you install them though.
     

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