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steering play

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by jbopeep, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. jbopeep

    jbopeep New Member

    I did a search but came up empty. I have an issue with safety at this point. I have a 4- 6 inch play. Is this something I should be cocerned about? What could have caused it, and should I take it to a shop or is there a simple adjustment I can perform. Thanks for any advice.
  2. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I would be concerned. it could be the gear box or a combination of worn out front end components.
  3. jbopeep

    jbopeep New Member

    Thanks pikey. I had a alignment shop check it out when i had new brakes installed. About 2.5 months ago. I was hoping for an adjustment that I could make myself. Thanks again.
  4. Jamm3r

    Jamm3r Member 1 Year 100 Posts

    Almost always a combination of worn parts that have to be replaced. There's not really anything to adjust out.

    Pitman arm and tie rod ends are the usual sources of trouble

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