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'89 chevy k1500 sloppy steering wheel (HELP PLEASE)

I just bought a '89 chevy 1500 4wd, the steering wheel is very loose and sways side to side, have to counter steer the whole time to keep straight. not an alignment problem, its like theres something loose in the steering column or gear box. the steering wheel just isn't tight. im driving truck cross country in a couple weeks and really need to fix this cause i cant handle that for 3k miles!! PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!

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  • shanechiarel Jun 14, 2009

    thanks alot, so you don't think it could be that the gear box needs to be tightened? someone told me about doing that but im nervous because i heard if you tighten it too much it could wreck the box?

  • Ned C Cook
    Ned C Cook May 11, 2010

    power or manual steering? Where is the play? in the steering box or drag link ends or tie rod ends?

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Everyone always gravitates to the suspension but folks, it's 99% sure that it is the EVO. The EVO is the sensor built into the steering column that senses movement of the steering wheel then controls the power steering pump accordingly. When it goes out (which is all too frequently) you get sloppy and loose steering at lower speeds and it does tighten up a bit on the highway at higher speeds. This is the way it is supposed to work but when it fails it's downright scary trying to keep the truck straight on a narrow two lane road!

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If its sloppy its either the tierod ends or the center link or bad pitment arm

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    Dennis Mulford Jun 15, 2009

    do not attempt too adj the gear box, that wont help a thing

    you need too get the wheels off the ground and then check the tierod ends and center link for play

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Ok here is what you do

have somebody sit in the truck with it running and transmission in park, have that person turn the steering wheel left and right back and forth not alot just in the sloppy area, now while they are rocking the wheel look underneath the front end, all of the joints should have a rotational movement, any joint that has slack or up and down movement must to be replaced.

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  • WESLEY SCHACHT Jun 15, 2009

    NO. do not tamper with the gear box adjustment. first step is to check components....

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