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Old 08-22-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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I have some massive amount of play in my steering. It seems that the tires follow the road and will drift left and right while holding the steering wheel in the same position.



im pretty sure that link is the issue. theres play in that. So how can i fix it? i was thinking of two flat pieces of metal (like a finger splint) but i figured this might have been addressed before. I did search but being a noob, i didnt find any answers.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
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try a new steering shaft from a jy that has less/no play. i need to do that too. i can probably go 1/8 turn with mine.
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try a new steering shaft from a jy that has less/no play. i need to do that too. i can probably go 1/8 turn with mine.
same here. what/who is jy? do you know the price off the top of your head? hoping for a cheap fix
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what area of jersey are you from? you can try lmc truck, or pretty much all the junk yards in jersey will have them, just gotta bring yours to match up
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I have some massive amount of play in my steering. It seems that the tires follow the road and will drift left and right while holding the steering wheel in the same position.



im pretty sure that link is the issue. theres play in that. So how can i fix it? i was thinking of two flat pieces of metal (like a finger splint) but i figured this might have been addressed before. I did search but being a noob, i didnt find any answers.
That is the rag joint. You can buy them new and they are fairly easy to replace. I don't see the reason for buying a used shaft from a junkyard and possibly having the same trouble that you already have.
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what area of jersey are you from? you can try lmc truck, or pretty much all the junk yards in jersey will have them, just gotta bring yours to match up
ill look online for a new one but im from central nj.

what had to be done to the steering because of the lift?
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ill look online for a new one but im from central nj.

what had to be done to the steering because of the lift?
it could be play in your steering box, there's an adjustment screw on the box itself too, i havent searched for the thread, but there's a thread here that tells step by step to adjusting it, not much to it at all.

me and a few friends are gonna go wheeling in jackson in about two weeks if you wanna joint. i'm from south brunswick
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it could be play in your steering box, there's an adjustment screw on the box itself too, i havent searched for the thread, but there's a thread here that tells step by step to adjusting it, not much to it at all.

me and a few friends are gonna go wheeling in jackson in about two weeks if you wanna joint. i'm from south brunswick
is that yours with the stacks on ridge? and im down. ordered a new clutch last night so hopefully its here and broken in on time
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is that yours with the stacks on ridge? and im down. ordered a new clutch last night so hopefully its here and broken in on time
no stacks for me, i think i've seen it around tho, i don't have the heart to put stacks on my truck

what clutch did you go with? i just did the m50d swap into my truck, but the clutch is chattering, so i'm gonna swap it out over the winter

oh an this is mine, you may have seen it around if your local, but i just did the washer lift and put some newISH 32's on it lol

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