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Old 04-06-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
 
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Well I have been having a problem with my steering since my last big offroading adventure.
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Well after asking the dealership 3 diffeerent times to check it out and find out what was messed up all they had to say was they did a alighnment and my cause was my 33x12.50's. Well since I had these tires for 4 months prior to my wheeling trip, and they rode fine. I knew that this wasn't the case.( any way how is 1.5[/img]thanks josh
I think i have the hemi blues again, but i did get the tranny flash

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Old 04-06-2005, 06:01 PM   #2
 
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This is the best price I could find with new arms (upper & lower).
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:10 PM   #3
 
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Thanks racer.
I am not a big fan of rear blocks are add-a-leafs. I found a skyjacker 7100 steering stabilizer for $35 and its a heavy duty oem replacement so we will see. I hope that fixes my steering problem. Now more homework for the control arms.
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:15 PM   #4
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Great pic of you having fun with your Hemi Hemiblues!! If you don't mind, I would like to have that pic on our web page. When you get a chance (and you don't mind), send me a good resolution pic to [email protected]
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Old 04-12-2005, 07:54 PM   #5
 
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Well I get my steering stabilizer in today So I go outside to put it on and damnit. The bolt that holds it on too the steering linkage is just like a tierod end. Well ok I will just buy another tool. Always looking for a reason to buy a new tool right. Well the tie rod fork won't budge it. One was to big one to small and the one I thought fit is still a little to big. So has anyone replaced the steering stabilizer yet how did you do it. I tried one of the pullers but there isn't enough room to put it in there. So I am stuck. I don't really want to go to the dealership to get this done. I am sure they would charge a arm and a leg. Any ideas
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Old 04-12-2005, 08:00 PM   #6
 
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BFH. A few good whacks on the tie rod bulge should do the trick. BTW, unless the picture is decieving, I can't believe you can even steer that truck with as bad as the stabalizer is bent.
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Old 04-12-2005, 08:20 PM   #7
 
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No there is no deceiving, it is bent that bad. It is a little harder to steer and it doesn't return on center but no to to bad. I tried whacking it with a pretty BFH but it wouldn't budge. It doesn't help that there isn't much room to swing either. Maybe tommorow I will go to the hobby shop on base and see if they have something that can help me.
I will try to get a pic of the lower control arm there also. When I first got out of where I was offroading it was really diffucult to steer but I guess it got bent somewhat straight from driving home.
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Old 04-12-2005, 08:41 PM   #8
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Try a long piece of small diameter pipe and a sledgehammer... you'll have plenty room to swing with that! Don't laugh - it worked on my '98 Ram. It will take the assistance of one other person though
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Old 04-12-2005, 09:55 PM   #9
 
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Hemiblues, love those tires! I want to put a set of 35" SSR's on, but the wife says I have to wait till these wear out
If you can get it up on a rack at the hobby shop, you should have enough room to hammer on it. Just keep trying, it will break loose eventually.
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Old 04-13-2005, 03:39 PM   #10
 
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Well I ended up getting a pitman arm puller from auto zone. I lifted up the drivers side by the frame and it gave me enough room to fit it in there. Well after lots of wd-40 and a few taps every now and then it finnally came off. So I get the new one out to put in. It came with the 2 rubber gromets and a boot. (and no instructions) So I call skyjacker and ask him if I am just supposed to reuse the pitman arm bolt, and he says yes. just take the factory bushing off and put ours on. Ok.

So I try and pull it off. NOPE! Then I get out the dremmel, and cut it long ways thinking I can just pill it off with ease. NOPE! So I grab a pair of pliers and a sharp knife and start carving and pulling the pieces off. ( I wish I had a torch. I would have just melted it off.) Well after 10-20 min of carving I get it off.

Well I go to put the new bushing on and no can do. Its way to small.
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