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Old 07-11-2012, 06:30 PM
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Steering woes since cab off repair

I had my cab off to repair a leaking bedplate. Since it has been repaired, there is a clicking sound /sticking spot in my steering - any ideas on where to be looking? The repair was warranty, so it will be back to the dealer but wanted to try narrow things down a bit so we can resolve quickly. It was perfect before repair, but the minute I drove it off the lot I could feel something wrong - I would swear its like a bent column?? The tight spot (for a lack of a better term) isnt always at the same place in steering wheel rotation...
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:46 PM
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I have been experiencing the same issue. I can not pinpoint what is causing it.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:11 AM
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I swore my steering felt tighter after my cab off repairs. I did find out that I had a bad tie rod end which was some of my problem but the steering still doesn't feel 100 percent right.
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check your pitman arm.. it could have not been tightened back on tight enough if they had to remove it. just a thought
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:37 PM
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I heard a lot of times they will accidentally bend the steering rod from the firewall to the steering box.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:30 AM
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My sticking happened after I did my EGR delete. I disconnected the steering to allow me to get the cooler out, when I put it back together it has a stick to it. I dont think I bent anything....
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:40 PM
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My sticking happened after I did my EGR delete. I disconnected the steering to allow me to get the cooler out, when I put it back together it has a stick to it. I dont think I bent anything....
I havent done any work on mine myself in that area - did you disconnect the coupler?? Is there any room for error on re-assembly??
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:24 PM
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yes I disconnected it at the coupler. There is really no room error when putting it back together, it will only go back together one way.
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Never heard of anything like this. The shaft is disconnected in one spot and a couple hydroboost lines are disconnected. Is it possible there might just be some air in the power steering?
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Never heard of anything like this. The shaft is disconnected in one spot and a couple hydroboost lines are disconnected. Is it possible there might just be some air in the power steering?
I had taken mine back to be bled right after the problem surfaced but to no avail. The gearbox has been changed now too and the problem persists!
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