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Old 05-31-2010, 12:54 PM
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Im having a steering problem with my 99 4x4 ram. Its hard to turn and when you go around a corner the wheel doesnt want to return all the way. I have replaced the gear box,steering shaft,all new tie rods power steering pump,bushings,shocks track bar. it had this problem before i changed everything on it. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Disconnect your steering stabilizer (shock on right side steering linkage). See if your problem goes away . If so go to your local parts house and purchase a new one . Make sure you stop by the newbie section and introduce yourself .
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Make sure the bolts on the drag link adjusting sleeve are turned down and not contacting the frame during a turn.
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i took the stabilizer off and it still turns hard could the blljoints cause this? they are not loose.
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Did you check the adjuster sleeve yet? I've only seen cheap or improperly installed balljoints cause this.
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the sleeve is fine. when i put it up on my lift nothing feels in a bind it seems worse when i steer it left. the ball joints are original with 165k on them
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If you suspect the ball joints then disconnect the tie rod ends from the knuckles and check for binding.
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im on it. thanks
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ok checked for binding can't find any, could the steering column itself cause this? the wheel won't return around corners either.
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The intermediate shaft can go bad and cause binding. It's pretty rare but certainly not unheard of. Disconnect the shaft at the gearbox and check the joints in it for binding.
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