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Thanks man. May end up doing that. Going to try a few more things before we cal uncle lol. Replacing injectors is easy to me compared to steering and suspension. Your in Tyler correct?
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:06 AM
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tie rods are mounted UNDER the knuckle correct?
I will check that today for sure. Thanks chevy
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:13 AM
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Thanks man. May end up doing that. Going to try a few more things before we cal uncle lol. Replacing injectors is easy to me compared to steering and suspension. Your in Tyler correct?
I'm in Van which is between Tyler and Canton.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:38 PM
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OK!!! finally had time to really look at this thing instead of quickly checking things. Found the issue. Someone put the wrong idler arm on. It put the center link at an angle and tie rod was 3/4" lower on the pass side than driver. Changing the geometry every time it hit a bump. I feel stupid that we didn't catch it sooner. But then again alignment shop didn't catch it either lol.

But all is well now. Drives like it should. no more problems until the next time lol. thanks for all the help
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Good to hear you found it.
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:21 AM
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OK!!! finally had time to really look at this thing instead of quickly checking things. Found the issue. Someone put the wrong idler arm on. It put the center link at an angle and tie rod was 3/4" lower on the pass side than driver. Changing the geometry every time it hit a bump. I feel stupid that we didn't catch it sooner. But then again alignment shop didn't catch it either lol.

But all is well now. Drives like it should. no more problems until the next time lol. thanks for all the help
good to hear. this is more common than you think. Ive had guys install the tie rods up-side down too which will cause the same issue as well. induces a shitload of bump steer.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:05 AM
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good to hear. this is more common than you think. Ive had guys install the tie rods up-side down too which will cause the same issue as well. induces a shitload of bump steer.
I did check that first thing after you mentioned it. They are on bottom. We figured the front end was original being 100k on the clock. But o well. Going to trace part number and see what this one was suppose to go to. Just currious.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:33 AM
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Probably a 1/2 ton part.
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