Okay, I'm not really that awesomely smart with this truck stuff so bare with me please. For a while I was hearing a loud clunking noise when I was turning the wheel, and then I noticed recently that the steering felt like it had a lot more play than usual so I took it to a buddy of mine and he found that where my idler arm was bolted to my frame was completely busted out in two spots. He welded in a patch for the frame, but said that it wont hold for long unless we find out why it did it. Now that the holes are fixed I can feel the strain on the steering, and can tell when the power steering kicks in and really has to force the wheels to turn. I found another guy in an online forum that had a '97 k1500 with the same 6" pro comp lift on it, and his did the same thing. My buddy thinks that these two parts on each side are froze up which is causing the strain on the steering. But the newer version of the pro comp lifts don't appear to come with these parts anymore. We're not even sure what these are called, what they really do, if they are needed, how to get them if so, etc. If anyone has any info pleaseeee let me know.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 7:33 PM