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badazram 02-02-2010 12:53 PM

Ok dudes... and dudettes
 
I have a 95 2500 V10... I just noticed this the past couple days.... When i make a turn the steering fells like it is intermittent... when i let the wheel go to return back to normal straight, it doesn't go back smoothly. kind of a stop,start kind of feeling. The 4wd works as i have used it a couple times. Could the weird steering feel be because of a hub not disengaging?

On a second note, the truck has a horrible shimmy from 50 to 75....the normal driving range. i just had the truck aligned and new tires put on it, all balanced and everything. Could this also be from a hub not disengaging?

im used to the hubs you have to get out and kick in..:p i have an old 68 Chevy with manual steering and when i use 4wd in it the steering does the same kind of thing....

Let me kno what you guys and gals think....thanks in advance..Kevin

HemiGTX 02-02-2010 01:15 PM

Have you changed your wheel bearings lately? If not, maybe that would be something to look into. Sounds quite similar to the same problem I was having. Good luck.

A way to check is lift the front of the truck and spin the wheels. If you hear a humming noise, then its probably time for some new ones.

hauser775 02-02-2010 02:04 PM

Check your power steering fluid level. Also check to see if you have any punctures in any power steering lines. Low fluid can make power steering do goofy things.

badazram 02-02-2010 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hauser775 (Post 150366)
Check your power steering fluid level. Also check to see if you have any punctures in any power steering lines. Low fluid can make power steering do goofy things.

i checked the power steering fluid today and it turned out to be fine....i'll have to check out the wheel bearings tomorrow...thanks for the help so far...

RamTech 02-02-2010 07:23 PM

Vibrations at those speeds are often caused by excessive radial runout. A normal dynamic balancing won't pick this up whereas a road force balance will.

badazram 02-04-2010 06:44 PM

so i think i figured it out the steering thing was coming from the ABS sensors i think. sprayed them off with a hose seemed to smooth out the steering....pretty dumb problem


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