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1986 k5 blazer steering slop

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Old 04-03-2011, 09:03 AM
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How do I change the steering box? I cant believe the original owner was driving this thing with 6 inches of slop in the steering for years!!!!!
 
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unbolt it? You can adjust the bearing preload to take the slop out once it's off the frame.

Make sure your balljoints and tie rods are good.

a new AGR box is the path you want to take if you want a replacement box (check summitracing.com). Or, you can send your box off to redheadsteering. A parts chain "reman" box will be just like yours, only adjusted, cleaned up, maybe painted, and possibly with a new seal... When you turn yours in as a core it'll be for sale again without undergoing a full rebuild.

Jegs and summit both sell replacement rag joints, too (the rubber disc).
 
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You'll also want to inspect the frame behind/around the steering box. A lot of them like to break out around the box.
 
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