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4x4 Drivetrain 4x4 Repairs & Problems

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:46 AM
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just support the front end and remove the 2 bushing bolts, then work the LCA off the bushing bracket, bracket, remove the 3 bolts underneath attaching the bracket to the frame (you will probably need a breaker bar) , use a small pry bar to work the bracket out and reverse the procedure to install the new bracket ( I bought dormans and they were a tight fit going back in)...........I also removed the tie rod end from the LCA to aid in moving the LCA out of the way of the old bracket........ then dont forget. ALIGNMENT!!!
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:50 AM
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Did you need a press to get the new bushings in?

Where did you purchase the bushings?
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:43 PM
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Red Corvette I have the same issue with the play in the steering. Have figured out the root cause of the issue?
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:23 PM
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In my case it was the lower control arm bushing which I was able to find both the front and rear bushing on e-bay for $70
Had I known the back larger ones were going to be such a PITA to put on I would have bought the brackets which comes with the bushings installed for $120 each.

Take your truck someplace that does front end work and have them give you a quote to fix it. You donít need to go through with the repair but at lest youíll find out what it needs. Keep in mind everything they tell you may or may not need to be replaced.
Then put it up on stands and have someone grab the tire at 3:00 and 6:00 and try to move it and look for yourself and do the same thing grabbing at 6:00 and 12:00
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:12 AM
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I am also having a dead zone steering off center, mine seems to be the u-joint in the tilt column. It does feel different then a suspension or ball joint issue, seems like the play is very local to the steering wheel.
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