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Steering problems with my 98 Chevrolet k1500

When making a right hand gradual turn, the steering wheel will all of the sudden pull to the right even further. This occurs at slow speed and highway speeds. Its almost as if someone is pulling the steering wheel further than what you intended. I don't notice any noises coming from the engine compartment when it does this. The only other thing is the fact that when I slow down to stop at the stop sign, my front end begins to bounce or vibrate as the truck slows. I recently replaced both front wheel hub assemblies but this was done because the wheel hubs went bad and had a great deal of play in them. Any help would be much appreciated

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  • hpcjmg2 Jan 21, 2009

    When applying the brakes in a curve it does happen, the truck has about 120K and I recently had a new set of tires put on it, went from 33 in mud grips down to all terrain's. As far as the direction it occurs in, it only occurs when gradually turning right, abrupt turns to the right will have no effect.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    AT LOW OR HIGH SPEEDS SOMETIMES IT HAD TOO MUCH POWER TURNING BOTH DIRECTIONS-MECHANIC CAN'T FIND THE PROBLEM

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    a couple things spring to mind... does this happen when you apply the brakes on a curve... and does it happen in the other direction.



    and a suggestion tho this is a stretch... remove each wheel and roll it down the driveway... does it go in a straight line... could be a shifted belt in the tire



    Robert

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U need to have the front end checked for wear, something is very loose, does this truck have high miles?

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There is a unit in the steering column called a steering speed sensor. Replace it and all is well. I had to do it on my 1998 Chevy at 140,000 miles and all is good. Have since done it on another 1500 and it corrected its problem too.

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Jack it up.... (not sure how big those wheels are) grab the wheel at the noon and 6 o'clock postion and try and move it up and down... if there is play... ball joint ... next grab the wheel at the 9 and 3 position and try to move it side to side... if there is play it's a tie rod...

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You simply need to have the Front end Reallingned. You could have lost a Couple of shims.

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