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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Question: WHY IS THE STEERING STILL LOOSE AFTER A REBUILT FRONT END?

 

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1972outlaw, Metter, GA, December 06, 2013, 02:11
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Replaced upper and lower balljoints, Pitman and idler arms. Plus replaced the left wheel bearing.After all this, there is still loose steering.What did i miss? What else could be the cause? 4x4 with 5.3 liter engine. .Thanks.

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    pushrod December 06, 2013, 05:16
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    Steering sector ok? (steering gear) Coupler in steering shaft ok? All tie rods ok? Do you have too much steering wheel lash or play when turning it back and forth, key on engine off? If it just feels loose while driving but steering componets are ok, you need an alignment and check the tires.

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    1972outlaw, December 08, 2013, 13:05
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    Hey brother, I am about to check that now..whenever I am traveling down the road, I have to move the wheel an inch (approx.) Either way to finally get the truck to respond. If it is turned off and I STILL HAVE PLAY in steering then you think its the gearbox? Tie rods? NOT JUST ALIGNMENT? But if its tight while off and ONLY HAS PLAY when driving its alignment? Plz advise. Thanks again.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13656 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper December 06, 2013, 06:14
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    you go pushrod

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