89 SILVERADO STEERING

  • Tiny
  • PsycoHillbilly
  • 1989 Chevrolet Silverado
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • automatic

I have a 89 silverado and was curious if there is a way to tighten the steering from not having so much play in it?

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 AT 10:21 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
  • Expert
  • 19,840 posts

DO NOT attempt to do that. There is a backlash adjustment but it is there for initial setup during assembly. Once the box has wear, all the wear is in the straight ahead position and if you were to adjust that out, it would cause the box to bind up during turns. The only cure for a worn box is a new box. Just make sure it is the box and not a bad pitman arm or coupler.

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Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 AT 12:36 AM
  • Tiny
  • PsycoHillbilly
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Ok thanks I will check it out and probably even get a mechanic to fix it. Its just not getting any easier to drive.

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Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 AT 1:25 AM

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