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Old 02-02-2010, 12:53 PM
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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.. 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
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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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