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2001 Dodge Dakota loose steering

I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota 4X4 4.7L V8, and I have a sloppy steering wheel, to the point it seems like the front end is floating on me. I have replaced; tie rod ends, upper ball joints, brakes, rotors, shocks, nothing seems to help. Could it be the steering box, hub & bearing assy?

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  • rdb9170 Jan 12, 2009

    cool, I will look into that. I was looking for an adjustment bolt, but I don't seem to see one. I will have to look for the U-joint. TY

  • gurneyjl Feb 09, 2009

    i have a 2000 4.7 lt dodge dakota - with sloppy steering. i have narrowed it to the small universal joint.

    jim

    gurneyjl@hotmail.com

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Hello
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there is a u joint to be replaced on your steering shaft just after the steering shaft
open the hood look down to the steering shaft you will see a small u joint very common to go bad most auto parts stores carry the part
RD

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You can buy a complete steering shaft for $150. I could not find the steering joint alone.

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    Joe Bezaire Sep 30, 2012

    You can buy a complete steering shaft for $150. I could not find the steering joint alone.

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