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How to fix slack in the steering?

This is a discussion on How to fix slack in the steering? within the Offroad forums, part of the General Discussion category; Its driving me crazy! I have replaced all the balljoints, tierod ends, pitman arm, idler arm, and steering box. What ...

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    How to fix slack in the steering?


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    Its driving me crazy! I have replaced all the balljoints, tierod ends, pitman arm, idler arm, and steering box. What else is left? What can I do? It has gotten alot better, but still not as good as I want it. Thanks

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    Re: How to fix slack in the steering?

    Chevy's have a bit of slack in the wheel, there is no way to 100% get rid of it, you have to deal.


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    Re: How to fix slack in the steering?

    mine still doesn't feel right. Any Ideas?

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    Re: How to fix slack in the steering?

    You replaced it all man, theres nothing left...Im right there with you. I replaced everything, still kind sucks.


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    Re: How to fix slack in the steering?

    What about making a secondary idler arm?

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    Re: How to fix slack in the steering?

    Did you replace the mounting place on the frame for the idler arm? Another idler arm wouldn't help, its not a mechanical deflection thing, its a power steering system thing.


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    Re: How to fix slack in the steering?

    steering stabilizer?

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    Re: How to fix slack in the steering?

    I don't know if 96's have it but in my 98 there is a sensor located on the steering column under the dash which tells the computer to assist with steering...not sure what it is called but when taking a turn it can cause your steering wheel to jerk...I replaced it when i first did a bodylift and 33"s because it was acting up and when i did it my steering became alot tighter for awhile, now it seems loose again but nothing i can't deal with
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    Re: How to fix slack in the steering?

    dosnt someone sell a non flexing steering shaft? I was told my shaft flex's w/ larger , wide tires. cause my stearing sucks also. I tightened the worm gear on the box. and I have a steering stabilizer.
    98 gmc 3/4 ton, 6" superlift, 3" bdl,mb motoring 18" wheels, toyo 37" all terrains, 4:56 gears,bullet mufflers, roll pan, flush front bumper w/lights and a ton of other stuff.

 

 

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