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Old 08-10-2014, 04:45 PM
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Hey, what's up guys? Have another problem, it's hard to keep my truck on the road. It's all over the place really have to work hard to keep it just straight. If anybody ever had this problem before please email me. I know I've been coming to you guys with quite a few problems and you guys have been good helping me. I hope you guys can help me to solve this one. It's not safe out there driving the truck like that. So I think you guys in advance for your help. Thanks a lot!
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:35 PM
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My B2 has the same issue. I've only had it a couple of weeks and haven't had much time or money to throw at it yet. I know for sure that mine needs new shocks and tie rod ends. I can turn the passenger side front tire almost an inch without any other steering parts moving. So I would first check the steering components.
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:10 PM
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Thanks for the reply but I have changed tire rod end and ball joints and I still have a lot of trouble keeping it in the road but thanks a lot
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:59 PM
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Is there still play in your steering after replacing all 4 tie rod ends? To pinpoint have someone slowly turn the steering wheel back and forth while you watch all the steering components for play. It could be in your steering box or the rag joint on the shaft. If no play in the steering next put jack stands under the frame and check for play in the suspension. Rubber bushings like at the radius arm ends and on the twin traction beams can wear out causing the wheels to wander independently which really messes with alignment. Once you've got all steering and suspension issues resolved it's time for a professional wheel alignment.
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Did you have it aligned?
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Just got the truck aligned today there's not a whole lot of play in it but there is still some play so I will be checking the rubber bushings and hopefully that will take care of my problem and again I thank you guys for all the help and sorry it took so long to come back but I had to get the truck aligned,thanks
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:49 AM
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Thanks for the update. Too late now but fix all steering/suspension play... then alignment.
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