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Old 02-08-2013, 02:48 AM
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Default Loose Pitman Arm. Confusion taking over....

I have very loose steering, after checking my tie rod ends, steering column shaft bearing, and pitman arm, i figured out that the pitman arm was loose. I saw a steering gearbox stabilizer online but I don't know it i need a new box or if the stabilizer will help. Also, would adjusting the box help at all, the truck is a 2001 dodge ram 1500, 4x4
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Yeah, I have the same loose steering problem on my 2001 1500. Just replaced all tie rod ends and the Idler arm and then had a shop replace the ball joints and do the alignment. It rides fairly straight now but I feel like I'm constantly turning the steering wheel. There seems to be a lag time between when I turn the wheel and it finally responds. Saw the same stabilizer on line at DodgeRamSteeringStabilizer.com for about $120. Thought I would first see if adjusting the box would help, any idea where I can find some good tech data on the steering boxes?
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watch this. You can do it in the truck. And I would start with abit more of a turn then in the video. If your steering has that much play a little turn like that won't do anything.
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