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CHEVY PLAY IN STEERING WHEEL

1998 Chevrolet Blazer

Steering problem
1998 Chevy Blazer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 107000 miles

I have probable 2 inches of play in my steering wheel. From what I understand its a common problem with the blazers. Wheres a good place to start guys?
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Chiefcatchemall
July 17, 2010.



The First Thing I'd Check Is The Sterring Shaft, Going Down To The Sterring Box Look Clostly At The U Joint On That Shaft. For Looseness, And Rust At Caps. Also Check the Idler Arm And Pitman Arm, A High Failure Rate On These Trucks,

Good Luck,
Edward S.

Tiny
Edward.S
Jul 17, 2010.
Its been like this for a few years. Doesnt seem to be getting any worse. Is it safe to drive until I get the money together to fix it?

Tiny
Chiefcatchemall
Jul 17, 2010.
Hi, What I Would Do Is Have The Whole Front End Checked Out By Your Mechanic. Then You Will Get A Better Idea. If It's Safe Or Not, Too Drive.

Good Luck,
EDward S.

Tiny
Edward.S
Jul 18, 2010.
Got a camping trip up north about 2 hours away coming up in a week. Tight on money. Its gunna have to wait a couple weeks unfortunately.

Tiny
Chiefcatchemall
Jul 18, 2010.