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GMC Jimmy 1998 4X4 4 dr Steering issue. Too much play in steering wheel. In aggressive steering (cross wind) correction is made and when it comes back to normal driving it over steers and can put you in the wrong lane or ditch if not dilligent. Like steering speed control issue on pickup trucks. Is there a steering speed control on my jimmy? Is it tied in with the ABS speed control? How or does this affect the 4X4 shifting (issue here too)?

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No, the problem is not yet overcome, but it appears as if this fixer-uper has been fixed up before with steering parts that are not compatible with '98 Jimmy's. I've left it in the hands of a local GM geru who claims to be able to fix it. I'll keep the email and keep you posted.

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