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Steering lock malfunction light keeps coming on since a drag link was replaced

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Idler arm, pitmen arm, and tie rod ends, ball joints.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 Discovery 2 I have replaced the shocks, steering drag link and

The ball joints probably have gone,what you have to do ,lift the front of the vehicle,like you are taking out the front wheel ,after having lifted the vehicle by a jack,now the wheel with your two hands,then do different movement with the wheel,if the ball joint has gone you will sure hear a noise and see a free play to the wheel.Do this action for the two front wheels.

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SOURCE: 99 GMC JIMMY.

Could be steering shaft on bottom of column that connects column to gearbox. Rag joint or u-joints on shaft are dry or seized. Try spraying rubber rag joint & u-joints on steering shaft with a good penetrating oil like PB Blaster. Work steering wheel all the way to left,spray, then turn all the way to right & spray some more.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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