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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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HELP,..new truck has problems

hello everyone just picked up a new truck ,85 chevy silverado stepside with 6 inch suspention lift and 35's. the steering is CRAZY! turn the wheel 3 imes tires dont move then all the sudden there cut all the way and when you return to the original wheel position they go the other way . ive driven a truck with 40's before and know how mud tires feel and sloppy steering but this is out of control you cant drive it ont he road thanks for the help [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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Re: HELP,..new truck has problems

Well, start at the steering arm on the axle and check it make sure it's nice and tight. Then check the draglink and make sure it's tight and the ends are good and not sloppy. Then check the pitman arm and make sure it's on correctly and not loose. Then the steering box then the steering shaft to your steering wheel.

Best thing to do is watch all your steering junk while someone turns the steering wheel back and forth and see exactly where the slop is.

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Re: HELP,..new truck has problems

Jason has several good points, but missed one thing...

On that era of truck they are NOTORIOUS for cracking the frame where the steering box bolts on. Might look around there carefully as well. Oh, might as well check the rag joint too. Little round rubber peice of belting a few inches up on the steering shaft from the box.
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Re: HELP,..new truck has problems

thanks for the responses i dont have the beast at my hosue so i cant do anythong till next week,....wich feels like a month ,anyways i know its not the frame i checked that right away and all the visible stuff is tight and new i think there is one bolt in the shaft from the steering wheel to the box. thanks for the quick replys ill let you guys know what it takes to fix and get some pics. thanks again [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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Re: HELP,..new truck has problems

got the new truck home everythings solid nothings bent everything moves like it should.......i turn the steering wheel as much as i can about 3 times around id say and the tires barely move any ideas anyone? also when im turning at low speeds the front of the truck seems to jump around alot is itpossible to have a fronbt locker? thanks alot [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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Re: HELP,..new truck has problems

Even if it had a front locker, you wouldn't notice it unless the front hubs were locked. And if they were locked, it shouldnt' make it harder to turn when the truck is stationary, just when rolling i think.
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