4 wheel drive problem and front suspension

Tiny
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I have a 1987 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer 4x4 and I took it out 4 wheel'n and after I got done and was on my way home the steering felt wierd like there was a lot of play and then it was fine it did that all the way home and when I pulled out on the main road I had a hard time controling it and the front end was bounceing from side to side and there was also like a grinding noise so I got it home and lifted the drivers side with a jack and normally you would be able to free spin the front wheel well it would not spin the calipers are fine and the rotors and brake pads are new I then had a friend turn the wheel and it would not turn all the way and it was hard to turn yes the car was not running but the turn radius is not right going either way. What could be the problem could the half shafts make it bounce and make it hard to control? Nothing looks like it is broke it is all solid and no play. Today I put it in 4 hi and drove it backwards for a few feet then put it in 2 wheel drive and the light went out as normal and I had my steering back but there was still a sound comeing from bolth sides and I put it back in 4 hi and it got worse again what can be the problem if anyone can help could it be the steering gear box or the cv half shafts or the hubs it will turn by had for about a 1/2 turn then stops that is when I had it up in the air on the drivers side only though. Thanks for reading all of this and hope that you can help thanks you again for your time
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Monday, October 1st, 2007 AT 1:54 AM

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Tiny
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I am having a similar problem and was just wondering if you found a solution. I have a 86 blazer with a 6 inch suspension and 3 inch body lift, 39 inch tires I bought this truck like 4 months ago and whenever I get it out on the road at about 35 to 40 mph there is a aweful shake in the front end not the steering wheel just the front end and I cant figure it out wonder if you figured yours out thanks for the help!
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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
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I did find the problem it was the CV halfshafts I put new ones in and now it does not do that any more so replace the cv shafts and it really is not that hard to replace them your self you have to undo the outer tierod end from the spindle and let the upper ball joint loose then the lower shock bolt and just lift up the shock by hand and slide the shaft under it and pull it out and do the same thing to install them took me about 4 and a half hours of labor but it is better to do it your self than have a shop do it I got the CV half shafts from my work but through AutoZone they are 69.99 each life time warrenty and no core those are for the bran new ones but if you look on Rockauto. Com they are 43.79 Each. Well let me know what you do and let me know if this helps you or not
Guy
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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 AT 2:04 AM

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