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Old 04-15-2005, 03:27 PM   #31
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Re: Facts about steering slop....

Can anyone take a picture of this adjusting screw?

I want to tighten my steering a bit.
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Old 04-15-2005, 04:22 PM   #32
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Re: Re: Facts about steering slop....

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Yes this post is back! rlith, thanks for an awsome post its given me new hope on what I though was just maybe the way Blazers are, since my current '98 Blazer, my former '98 and my '88 S-10 pickup all suffer(ed) from considerable slop.

I'm pretty square on the rag joint replacement, but how extensive is replacing the box? I'm extremely intrigued by getting one with a tighter ratio.
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:18 PM   #33
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Re: Re: Facts about steering slop....

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Back when I was researching before I bought my blazer, I read about some issues where the bolt in the intermediate shaft wasn't tightened and it could loosen up, causing steering slop. It also said that it could fall out and you would loose control. I haven't found any recall info on it. I will search and see if I can find it again and give more details.
I forgot all about this until I just stumbled across it again.

1995 Chevrolet S10 Blazer NHTSA Recall ID Number: 96V195000
Recall Date: OCT 08, 1996
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR
Potential Units Affected: 144598
Summary: THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT LOOSENS AT THE STEERING SHAFT TO STEERING GEAR COUPLING. WITH THIS LOOSENESS, THE YOKE PINCH BOLT CAN WEAR ON THE SPLINES OF THE SHAFT UNTIL THERE IS NO LONGER AN INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE SPLINES AND THE BOLT.
Consequence: THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE BODY TO CHASSIS MOVEMENT ALLOWING THE STEERING SHAFT TO SEPARATE FROM THE STEERING GEAR WHICH CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL RETORQUE THE UPPER AND LOWER BOLTS TO CORRECT SPECIFICATIONS.
Notes: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.,
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Old 05-06-2005, 01:19 PM   #34
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Re: Re: Facts about steering slop....

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Can anyone take a picture of this adjusting screw?

I want to tighten my steering a bit.
I tried to take a picture with my cheapo digital, but no good. The screw in question is an allen head that is locked down with a hex jam nut (maybe 3/4 or 13/16). It is on the top of the steering gear near the front on what appears to be a square-ish cover plate that is held down by four bolts. I adjusted mine while I had my radiator cover off anyway to change my water pump... it might not be necessary to get this out of the way to do an adjustment on the gear, but I think it made the job easier. It's probably been about 1500 miles since I tightened mine down, and I haven't noticed any return of the steering slop. Of course, I'm not beating the hell out of my steering and suspension with any off-roading in my 2wd.
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Old 05-09-2005, 05:07 PM   #35
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Re: Facts about steering slop....

steering box/rack is that what im looking for

its from a camaro and the wrecking yard says it fits is that the same as rag joint
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Old 05-09-2005, 08:48 PM   #36
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Re: Facts about steering slop....

steering box is seperate... The rag joint is integral to the intermediate shaft
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Old 05-09-2005, 10:59 PM   #37
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Re: Facts about steering slop....

but if i take that box then the rag joint intermediate shaft it should tighten it up
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:05 AM   #38
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Re: Facts about steering slop....

A camaro intermediate shaft won't mate to the steering column... Your best bet is to hit a bone yard and grab one from a 3rd gen trailblazer/envoy Lower miledge...
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Re: Facts about steering slop....

alrite will try again
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Old 05-10-2005, 07:06 AM   #40
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Re: Facts about steering slop....

besides, you should go with a newer zq8 box..(same as the camaro z28 box) because it will also have lower miledge... Was the camaro box you were getting from an Iroc? If not it will be a standard 14.7:1 box and not the 12.1:1 box you're looking for..
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Re: Facts about steering slop....

I'm considering renting a trailblazer from one of those $20-$40 a day rental places and swapping out a few parts.
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Re: Facts about steering slop....

yeh it was but i will look into this zq8
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Re: Re: Facts about steering slop....

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I'm considering renting a trailblazer from one of those $20-$40 a day rental places and swapping out a few parts.

Nice - I like your way of thinking!
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Re: Facts about steering slop....

Yeah.... theft is cool...
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Re: Facts about steering slop....

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Steering Rack/Box
Chevy Blazer S10/S15=75bucks low mileage 22000

Still looking for a shaft for the trailblazer
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