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Hard Steering Problems:

If you are having hard steering problems, check the following:

  • Power Steering Fluid Level

  • Free Movement in the Steering Shaft U-Joints (the ones in the steering column - one under the dash, one under the hood)

  • Make sure both steering wheel mounting bolts are present, and tight. These bolts are just inside the dash area, at the bottom Remove the kick plate above the driver's feet (if so equipped), and check for two mounting bolts with nuts. They are about 3/8" dia, and about 1" long.

  • Make sure nothing is wrong with the steering linkages, etc. in the front end of the truck.

The problem that I had, the dealer replaced my speedometer and left one of these bolts out during re-assembly. (That tech no longer works at that dealer.) During off-road, the steering column moved slightly, and this caused binding in the u-joint under the dash. The wheel turned OK in one direction, but resisted a little bit in the other.

Dave Breggin
'95 Diesel Wagon

Before you do any of the above, check to see if your inside and outside intermediate steering shaft universals are wet with grease. Then proceed with the above.

Michael Selig

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