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The steering is loose on my 1997 Chevrolet blazer. I replaced the steering box, which helped a lot, but it still has about an inch of play in the steering

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  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    check the idle arm

  • Mykel Jones
    Mykel Jones Jun 06, 2014

    where is the idle arm???

  • Mykel Jones
    Mykel Jones Jun 06, 2014

    my 2000 chrysler has the same issue...



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There is an adjustment on steering box also ujoint to box maybe bad? good luck

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