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post #1 of 4 Old 09-03-2007, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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Sloppy Steering

I know you guys have answered a couple of these types of questions but I'm trying to figure it out. Upon buying the truck the alignment was a little off - had them fix it tie rod and steering links (what the receipt said)...everything was fine. However lately the steering has become sloppy, I have taken it in to be checked by a big dealer up north and alignmnet turned out fine. My question is, could this steering problem be from a bad shock, the steering box (and if so where is this box), or something else? Oh, tire pressure is good, checked that first.

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check your ball joints. common problem

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My steering stabilizer got soft and caused my truck to wonder and feel sloppy, might could check that too

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Carefully check things like tie rods and ball joints first but on mine it turned out to be the steering box. Took me about 10 minutes to loosen the jam nut and tighten the Allen screw then test drive it and make final adjustments.

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