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Old 12-27-2010, 08:12 PM
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I have a 98 Blazer and I have alot of play in the steering wheel. I can rotate about 90* without having any directional change. I had a 99 S10 and had the same problem. My sister's ex-bf had a blazer and she said it did the same thing also. What is the common problem here? And how do I fix it?
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Will it could possibly be the pitman arm, idler arm, gear box, of very worn tie rod ends. You will have to get under it while someone turns the wheel and see what it is.
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I replaced the idler arm a few months ago to resolve an issue that I thought was my tie rods. I was informed that the tie rods appear to be ok but the idler arm was gnarly. My S10 had steering problems as well but didnt make a noise that sounded like tie rods like my blazer does. IDK!!! I'm thinking it might be the gear box. Do you know how or where I can learn how to fix this?
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my vote goes to gear box. thats ALOT of play. tie rods are cheap insurance also. ask and ye shall recieve

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofMIdbV2zjo
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I was leaning towards gear box but I dont know where it is or how to replace or fix it. Any thoughts?
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guess i posted that video for nothing. or you could try watching it :S
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I didn't have quite that much play on mine, but I had the power steering pump replaced at 170,000 miles. That solved my steering problems.
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he said he can rotate it 90* which is alot!
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Yeah, it's got to be the gearbox. Not that bad of a job as long as the mounting bolts aren't badly rusted.

Nice video, blazinloud. I wish the frame on my Blazer was that clean!

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Nice video - even got the rain in the middle of the job right.
I need to replace my 01 Blazer LT steering gear too - 2" play on S.Wheel
How much should I expect to pay for a S.Box? - saw rebuilt for $300 (echh!)
 
 
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