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Old July 14th, 2006, 10:53 PM
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Sloppy Steering

I have had a SG Stage II lift on my D-90 for a while and just recently the steering has become pretty sloppy (wandering).

After the lift, I added some RTE rear links to fix a vibration issue, but never got around to dealing with the front.

What should I be looking at?

Radius Arms
Adjustable Pan Hard Rod
Stabilizer

I suspect it is just bushing bind/wear on the front axle, but I thought I would ask.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Cheers!

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Old July 14th, 2006, 11:34 PM
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most likely it's going to be the tie rod ends and the drop-arm ball joint. About $80 for the parts to replace all 4 joints. Have somebody else turn the steering back and forth and you should see if the joints are getting sloppy pretty easily.

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Old July 15th, 2006, 12:32 AM
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most likely it's going to be the tie rod ends and the drop-arm ball joint. About $80 for the parts to replace all 4 joints. Have somebody else turn the steering back and forth and you should see if the joints are getting sloppy pretty easily.

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Thanks Hans... I'll give it a look tomorrow.
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Old July 15th, 2006, 05:18 AM
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i thought lifts messed up castor? hence making steering and self centereing bad?
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Old July 15th, 2006, 07:40 AM
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I had that problem a few years back... I had an alignment done, thinking something was off, that did not fix the problem. We found out that the large nut on the Radius Arms were loose.

Once we tightened them up everything went back to normal.

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