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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 09:13 PM
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97 yukon steering slop

i have a 97 yukon that i bought from a friend, ever since i have had it, it has had a lot of slop in the steering. it acts like you can turn it from like the 12 o'clock position to the 2 o'clock position and then it will finally catch and when your driving down the road you have to constantly be moving the steering wheel side to side just to keep it in a staight line. can anyone help me with this. i am getting ready to lift it and want to get it fixed. thanks
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Re: 97 yukon steering slop

First off, lay under the truck and have someone move the steering wheel back and fourth. Watch for anything that looks loose or like it has play in it. I would check the pitman and idler arms, then work your way down the steering and watch. Should figure it outhat way.
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Re: 97 yukon steering slop

You can also lift 1 tire off the ground and have someone move it side to side and up and down and look for movement underneath. I was able to tighten the pitman arm and idler arm ends and it cleared up some of the slop on my 96 K1500. They will need replacing soon. Just bought me some time.

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