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post #1 of 6 Old 05-19-2009, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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No Center in Steering Wheel

On our 04 4x4 the steering is messed up we thought steering stabilizer but that wasnt it. When your going down the highway you have to move the wheel 3-4 inches left and right to keep it in the center of the lane and when your going around a slight curve in the road once u get it started into the curve left or right you can let go of the steering wheel and it wheel stay turning and the steerings kind of stiff I was thinking bad tierod ends how would I check those anybody have this problem or have any ideas.

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There is a screw with a jamb nut ontop of the steering box that adjusts play in the steering gears. It had my old truck all over the road and then I replaced the steering box and it still didn't fix it. Then I adjusted that nut and it felt like a rack and pinion steering. It was like butta. And if I am wrong heres a bump

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From what you have described here I would venture to say it is in your steering box. Check your tie rods though too. You may have some play that contributes to the slop in the steering wheel.

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Oh yeh some really really nasty ball joints could be contributing to this also. Maybe but unlikely.

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I dont think its ball joints. Whats the best way to check the tierods?

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they checked mine by turning the steering wheelwith out the engine running, so the power steering wasnt working, they would turn the wheel, and one person would look for play in the tie rod ends..

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