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I was wondering what it is that you experience when the steering shaft goes bad on these trucks? Is it like slop in the steering? I have noticed that sometimes when backing out of the garage it sometimes feels a little bit like there may be something loose but, I a not sure. Could someone plase explain?

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Mine felt squirrelly when I made a tight turn, especially in 4 wh. drive.It was the intermediate steering shaft. Dealer said it was from lack of "special lube" and a very common warranty issue.
 

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Took mine in two weeks ago they said they needed to replace the shaft,if they ever get one -:t .Will this thing break or does it just cause steering slop.Almost hate to drive it....
 

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mine felt like something was loose in the front end and coming thru the steering wheel,they replaced it and fixed the problem-
 

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I was wondering what it is that you experience when the steering shaft goes bad on these trucks? Is it like slop in the steering? I have noticed that sometimes when backing out of the garage it sometimes feels a little bit like there may be something loose but, I a not sure. Could someone plase explain?

thanx,
JLew:)
Do a search, you will many posts on this , the I.S. is a common problem on these trucks.
 

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Mine feels like a tap-tap, tap-tap-tap. I feel this in the sterring wheel when I am taking a corner at about 20-25mph. Is this a symptom of the steering shaft problem(s)?
 

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Yep..My sterring mid shaft was replaced in november..they seem to be a problem with these trucks..

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It isn't always the I.S. , they replaced mine twice, didn't solve my problem. The steering gearbox was replaced as was the lower steering shaft bearing before they actually fixed my steering problem
 
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