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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-13-2001, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Clunk in stearing

I just installed a 2 inch lift on my blazer and now I notice a small clunk when stearing about a 1/2 turn left and right of center. I can barely feel it on the wheel and it can only be heard sometimes. Should I worry about this or is it just working it's self in from the shaft being extended?

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Re: Clunk in stearing

Might want to see if the steering wheel is binding anywhere at all when you turn it, by having a friend turn the wheel and then checking the shaft as it rotates. Good idea to do this soon before it gets worse and becomes a bigger problem for you!
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Re: Clunk in stearing

I had a 89 GMC Jimmy a few years ago that i put a 3" body lift on it and had the same prob you are Discribeing
Heres what I found the problem to be in the engine compartment where the steering shaft comes throught the firewall there is a universal joint on the shaft that joint in my opinion was poorly designed and isn't open enough for a tighter angle then stock and rubs on itself after the lift you can either drive it for several months till it wears itself for clearence otr you can take a die grinder and shave a little material of the joint where it is binding for clearence or You can try getting the joint off a toyota truck (approx an 85) and try mateing it onto your stering shaft
The toyota joint can handle almost a 90 degree angle with out binding up

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Re: Clunk in stearing

It isnt' that big of a deal. Nothing seems to be binding and the shaft doesn't shake when it clicks. Also it only happens some of the time. Not always. I think I'll wait it out.

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