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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-18-2002, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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jerky steering?

when i turn the wheel it is jerky when im at a stop or going real slow like 5-10 mph, is that normal?
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Re: jerky steering?

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<font color=green>Could have air in the system, or the belt might be slipping. If it's not either one of thise things then the pump might be bad.
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I dunno if this pertains but I read somewhare to jack the front wheels up then turn it back and forth many times to help get the air out
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Re: jerky steering?

i have the same problem....i recently bought an 82 half ton with a 6 inch lift and 36's and mine is that way too. i have been searching for a way to fix it but i have had no luck. i have read on the faq that the chevys and gmc's did have a problem with steering....something aobut you need to renforce the steer column or omething dont quite remember.if u find the solution let me no.
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im gonna check fluid on it today, and belt tightness, is there anyway to bleed the system of air?
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<font color=green>To purge the air jack the front wheels off the ground and with the engine running cycle the steering wheel back and forth a bunch of times. Could probably do it driving around a parking lot or something too. Have you checked the belt? If it's glazed then it's probably slipping.

400v8, it's the frame that needs to be reinforced where the steering box bolts on, and if your trucjk hasn't had it done then you should REALLY pull the steering box and check for cracks. This isn't something that happens sometimes, it happens to pretty much every one of the 73-87 Chevy trucks. If you let it go long enough it will do some pretty major damage to the frame.
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