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post #1 of 21 Old 02-05-2009, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Steering wheel lose..

I have been having steering trouble lately, Lots of play in the wheel, power asst. would come and go. Now it seems that the wheel has up and down play in it as well, what would cause these issues?


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sounds like your steering box might be bad.
as for the up and down play thats might be from getting in and out of the truck and require replacement of the steering column.

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damn, both of those sound bad... one i can live with tho


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Be careful about tightening up the steering box, turn in 1/8 increments until you get it where you want it. To much and it will get expensive!!

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Be careful about tightening up the steering box, turn in 1/8 increments until you get it where you want it. To much and it will get expensive!!
Its all over the place, and hard as hell to turn. do you think even turned the nut will help, or should I already be thinking for replacing?


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If it is hard to turn the box may be toast. Worth a try, do you feel or hear any grinding when you turn the wheel?

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If it is hard to turn the box may be toast. Worth a try, do you feel or hear any grinding when you turn the wheel?
Nope I dont hear anything. sometimes it gets easy, but most of the time its a pain.

Well I will find out next week, but a friend of mine had one of his company trucks wrecked and he may sell the whole thing to me for a steel, so i will just take the gear box and pump out of that.


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Its all over the place, and hard as hell to turn. do you think even turned the nut will help, or should I already be thinking for replacing?
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it's you'r gear box or ball joint's . if it's already hard to turn you'r gear box is shot.i went throug the same thing.had to change the gear box

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Its all over the place, and hard as hell to turn. do you think even turned the nut will help, or should I already be thinking for replacing?
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it's you'r gear box or ball joint's . if it's already hard to turn you'r gear box is shot.i went throug the same thing.had to change the gear box
I kind of figured that... my ball joints seem fine. How much did you end up paying for a gear box?


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i wondered all over the road,i think maby 2-3 in in the stearng wheel. it's not a hard job to do. make shure you pump the brakes to unload the accumulator first.

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