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post #1 of 11 Old 06-10-2014, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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Steering on/off/on/off

I have spent 2 nights reading thru posts. I really need to nail this !
2006 drw stock wheels sizes.

Problem : driving and stuck to left stuck to right.
If I pull over and turn wheel extreme right left right then it goes away. Won't act up for days then. The gremlins back again. Everything right.

Can someone figure this out and tell me what's next.
Wheel bearings no play.

U joints ?
Gear box ?
Power Steering ?

Any one ?

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Most likely u joints in the front axle. I would check ball joints also, if you have any that are bad you can replace them while your in there. Best thing to do is check everything out first before throwing parts at it. http://youtu.be/H805kD6MF58 here is a link for a check. I know it's a dodge but same principals imply.

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Mine does that kind of...
How hard does yours pull? Mine will pull slightly left or right
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same here! slightly whats so ever. Gives me time to pull over and turn steering to both sides completely and it goes away…. I thought it was powers steering unit.

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Most likely u joints in the front axle. I would check ball joints also, if you have any that are bad you can replace them while your in there. Best thing to do is check everything out first before throwing parts at it. Dodge front end check. Balljoints trackbar axle - YouTube here is a link for a check. I know it's a dodge but same principals imply.
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going to test the front end completely and start on least $ to most $$

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Ok so i saw my buddies 06 KR DWR today. checked under for play in ball joints and everything was very tight. However there is about 4 inches of play in the steering shell when you take it from left to right with engine off. Is there a way to tighten out that slack from the steering box? Dakotas & rams have the wobble of death, on the steering box there is a large nut that once you tighten while your partner rocks the steering back and forth, it takes out the play. we could see the steering stem moving back and forth but it goes into a boot and can't see much after that. If anyone has a diagram of the steering on this truck, please forward along with any comments… Thanks

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Here is a video it shows you where to do it. I wouldn't tighten it down tell its stiff like he said in the video. I tightened mine down a little at a time and then test it. If you tighten it to much you can cause damage to the gear and will have problems returning to center after a turn
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mine wants to steer its self off the road, I cant get a break. I had to put mine in 4x4 to back my bobcat and trailer up the driveway and man it made a terrible grinding binding noise and sure enough u-joints are toast. I have stayed on top of the greese, also the stock u-joints greeseable? just wondering if they are stock. I have all new u-joints and balljoints on the way.
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Mine did this and seized front u joints.
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