\'76 Blazer Steering.
And to conclude my trilogy of mechanical terror, I present
a steering problem.
I haven't experienced this firsthand, but my mother has... and I witnessed her tugging the wheel, so I believe her.
Basically, ever so rarely while doing a large broad turn, the steering seems to, uh, stop steering. You will be
going around a large arc, and suddenly the truck wants to go straight, and you need to compensate by turning harder.
This truck has 36" tires on it, and I've never had a simular problem in a car with a steering box, so it's my thought that it's either the rag joint or the steering box. Checking out the rag join looked fine during a nighttime impromptu vehicle inspection. And driving around in circles in the parking lot, I could not recreate the problem.
Any thoughts? If I need to put a new steering box on the truck, I'd like to get one of those steering box plates for reinforcing the frame (I heard that early Blazers have a tendency to try to push the steering box through the frame if you have large tires... I don't want that to happen). Who sells a steering box reinforcement plate?
Thanks in advance.