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have you had this same steering issue?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Grumpy Grizzly, May 15, 2019.

  1. Grumpy Grizzly

    Grumpy Grizzly Full Access Member

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    Lately my '89 'burban v1500 is tracking off on me. its not like bump steer, its more like I get stuck in a track that sends me left until I make a drastic change on the steering wheel and then it will track right until I do the same thing with the steering wheel. when I make a right or left turn the whole truck will "cluck" /shift to the left or right. I have just yesterday in an attempt to fix this traded out the front leaf springs with all new hardware and out fitted the anti-sway bar with new rubber. and it is still doing this. I'm at a loss at this point as the ball joints and wheel bearings seem to be solid and not moving. the only thing I have left is to change out the steering box even though that feels solid too...
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf Full Access Member

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    Have you checked the bushing in the front spring, rear upper hangers?

    Any modifications prior to the issue starting?
     
  3. highdesertrange

    highdesertrange Full Access Member

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    steering box loose or cracked frame around the steering box mounts will cause this. highdesertranger
     
  4. Shorty81

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    I had issues similar too this. My steering box was loose, my u bolts needed re -torqued and my steering stabilizer was shot. Glad I didn't change out steering box.
     
  5. Shorty81

    Shorty81 Full Access Member

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    I had issues similar too this. My steering box was loose, my u bolts needed re -torqued and my steering stabilizer was shot. Glad I didn't change out steering box.
     

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