Tight steering on 98 Tahoe

Tiny
BOWTIE_GM3
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET TAHOE
I have a 98 2-Dr. Tahoe 4x4 with 100,179 miles with a 5.7. The issue is that the steering when turning left was very tight (as if no power steering) and turning right was easy(kinda loose). I inspected the pitman, tie rods, idler arm, PS pump(no leaks), replaced upper and lower ball joints and gearbox. The steering has no response from 11-2 range of a clock then it kicks in. Since replacing the gearbox it is now tight both left and right, but still has the play in the wheel. All suspension parts underneath are tight and not warn out. Truck has been well maintained and not off roaded and has stock tires/rims and no liftkit. It has never been wrecked either. Could the EVO sensor be the cause? The steering is just very tight, it does not break loose when turning which is the EVO sensor. What am I missing? Thanks in advance for your reply and help!
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Friday, July 13th, 2007 AT 11:49 AM

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Tiny
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The EVO Sensor could be the problem. There are a lot of different syptoms, of which you have.

I think it costs about $40 or $50 and is easy to change. For a 98, you need to make sure you leave the battery disconnected for at least an hour before starting and disengage the airbag.

(Don't forget to move the seat back before you disconnect the battery so you have room under the steering column)
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Sunday, July 15th, 2007 AT 2:48 PM

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