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Old 08-03-2017, 01:30 PM   #1
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Steering issue

I'm sure this issue has been brought up before. My steering has been pretty good till up to this weekend. I use to drive it every day till about 4 months ago when the tranny blew. I did a manual swap and been only driving it on weekends. Now when I drive and steer it scares the crap out of me cause it doesn't seem to want to steer until it feels like grabbing. I sway back and forth in my lane till I can control it. When I'm at a stop ill look out my window at the tires and they move on command so this is why I'm asking this question. What the hell, what is going on?
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:59 PM   #2
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Re: Steering issue

Check your spring eye bushing, Check your leaf spring centering pins, check the rear spring eye bolts. If any of these are deteriorated, broken, or missing, it could cause your steering problems. Just had a guy on here that had similar problems and found that his front spring eye bushing was completely gone on the driver side.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:55 PM   #3
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Re: Steering issue

That was me, here's the thread:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=743532

Multiple culprits that clezskie mentioned are in that thread.

The bushings cured most of it, it's no longer scary and unpredictable.

I'll be replacing the steering components and installing a dropped pitman arm to see if it can be improved further.
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:19 PM   #4
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Re: Steering issue

Wow, fixed my issue. It was the center pins, they were deteriorated on the bottom. running good now... thanks guys!
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:39 PM   #5
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Wow, fixed my issue. It was the center pins, they were deteriorated on the bottom. running good now... thanks guys!
Can you elaborate on which pin? Do you mean the pin that locates the spring to the axle? I'm sure I'm not understanding correctly because this pin is only used to hold the springs together and to locate while assembling.
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:53 AM   #6
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Re: Steering issue

The pins in the center of the springs that hold the springs together. It made such a big difference . By all means its still not perfect but the way it was, it was all over the road. Now I have some control..
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:57 PM   #7
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The pins in the center of the springs that hold the springs together. It made such a big difference . By all means its still not perfect but the way it was, it was all over the road. Now I have some control..
I must be missing something, because once the U-bolts are tightened, those pins do absolutely nothing. Just curious. :-)
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:07 PM   #8
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Re: Steering issue

For what I was told, they could slide.
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:53 PM   #9
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Re: Steering issue

The center tie bolt on the springs holds the springs together and locates the spring on the axle without it the springs will slide all over the place. I had a tie bolt break once while up in the mountains was not fun getting back to town when the axle was walking allover the place.

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Old 08-28-2017, 05:19 PM   #10
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Re: Steering issue

My only issue is now when I take off and don't let the engine heat up to temp its a little squirrely driving but once i'm heated up the steering is fine.. what could this be? the steering box!
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