93 suburban sloppy steering


Old 04-25-05, 02:40 AM
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93 suburban sloppy steering

My 1993 Chevy Suburban, which I have owned for several years, has developed a problem with "sloppy" steering, i.e., lots of play and wandering back and forth - won't stay straight down the road. I've recently completely replaced all bushings with polyurethane. Afterwards, took it for alignment, and the shop told me everything looks good, but the severe play was caused by a worn steering gear. I then replaced the steering gear and pittman arm, and it didn't help. I've also replace the idler arm. I was warned not to adjust the screw on top the steering gear (like was common on older cars). Any truth to this, or is that what it needs? I also thought it may be the "rag joint", but I don't think there is one. Somone give me some ideas PLEASE!
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Old 04-25-05, 07:47 AM
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did you replace the box with a rebuilt or new???
if so take it back if used than go talk to the wrecker if you changed the box there shouldent be any more play
one other thing to check would be the pressure valve in the pump take it apart and clean and replace or get a new one they are not expensive it could be stuck and causing exsesive pressure which in turn could feel like play

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