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Old June 27th, 2012, 06:44 AM   #1321
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What kind of steering issues on the Excursion? I've been having some issues lately and I can't figure out what is going on.

Steering damper.......have already replaced a few parts. It's just REALLLL sloppy. Replaced a few other parts over the winter...that helped but didn't fix the issue totally, hopefully this will. Rotated the tires as well and the rear brakes are shot as long as the rotors paper thin. He will be fixing my trailer brake hook up too..thinking theres something off in the pigtail....it'd be nice if the brakes on the trailer could help out a bit.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 07:11 AM   #1322
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Steering damper.......have already replaced a few parts. It's just REALLLL sloppy. Replaced a few other parts over the winter...that helped but didn't fix the issue totally, hopefully this will. Rotated the tires as well and the rear brakes are shot as long as the rotors paper thin. He will be fixing my trailer brake hook up too..thinking theres something off in the pigtail....it'd be nice if the brakes on the trailer could help out a bit.
I adjusted the nut on top of the steering box and that took a lot of the slop away. My issue is after a hard turn the steering wants to stay that direction and I have to hold the wheel. It will then want to bounce back and forth real bad. I've replaced almost the whole front end with no help in it. New ball joints and tie rod ends included, brand new tires as well.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 07:21 AM   #1323
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I adjusted the nut on top of the steering box and that took a lot of the slop away. My issue is after a hard turn the steering wants to stay that direction and I have to hold the wheel. It will then want to bounce back and forth real bad. I've replaced almost the whole front end with no help in it. New ball joints and tie rod ends included, brand new tires as well.

yea, he tightened the steering box as well........mine is more of a I can go from 10-2 on the wheel and tires dont move but a smidge. hit a rut and tires jerk. Wheel bearings ,tie rods, ball joints....track bar already done.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 07:21 AM   #1324
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I adjusted the nut on top of the steering box and that took a lot of the slop away. My issue is after a hard turn the steering wants to stay that direction and I have to hold the wheel. It will then want to bounce back and forth real bad. I've replaced almost the whole front end with no help in it. New ball joints and tie rod ends included, brand new tires as well.
Are the front axle u joints good? Sounds like that could be your problem.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #1325
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Are the front axle u joints good? Sounds like that could be your problem.
That was going to be my next think to pull apart. I need to replace my hubs with manual ones to get rid of the crappy stock ones so I'll check them then.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 02:15 PM   #1326
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I adjusted the nut on top of the steering box and that took a lot of the slop away. My issue is after a hard turn the steering wants to stay that direction and I have to hold the wheel. It will then want to bounce back and forth real bad. I've replaced almost the whole front end with no help in it. New ball joints and tie rod ends included, brand new tires as well.
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Are the front axle u joints good? Sounds like that could be your problem.
exactly my thoughts, I have a 03 SD with a powerstroke in the shop right now that has this same issue. Lifted in the air I can't turn the wheel left to right the joints are so stiff. I had the same problem with my 97 f350. That got real interesting when I put it in 4wd and tried to turn .
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Old June 27th, 2012, 02:21 PM   #1327
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I adjusted the nut on top of the steering box and that took a lot of the slop away. My issue is after a hard turn the steering wants to stay that direction and I have to hold the wheel. It will then want to bounce back and forth real bad. I've replaced almost the whole front end with no help in it. New ball joints and tie rod ends included, brand new tires as well.
If the steering box is adjusted too tight, the steering wheel will not "return to center" after turning. The name for this is "memory steer", generally caused by binding axle joints/ball joints or steering box adjusted too tight! I would guess the bouncing back and fourth is the axle joint bind when turned.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 02:51 PM   #1328
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I thought this was a jeep build thread???
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Old June 27th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #1329
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I thought this was a jeep build thread???
I was just thinking that. Sorry to hijack it.
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I thought this was a jeep build thread???
You brought up tow rig and steering issues
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Old June 27th, 2012, 05:14 PM   #1331
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And there isn't much jeep left anyway
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Old June 27th, 2012, 06:56 PM   #1332
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Don't make me come over there!!!
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Old June 27th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #1333
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Maybe...depends if the truck is back together or not......
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Old June 27th, 2012, 08:58 PM   #1335
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Maybe...depends if the truck is back together or not......
There you go talking about that truck again in the JEEP BUILD THREAD!
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Old June 27th, 2012, 09:06 PM   #1336
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yea I know.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 09:07 PM   #1337
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trucks broke an the jeeps got a flat what the hell
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Old June 27th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #1338
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trucks broke an the jeeps got a flat what the hell

Fawkin trainwreck goin on over here this week!

Steering on jeep is fixed as of tonight, got the vortec cover going on to make her pretty, cooler for the powering steering gets hooked up tomorrow and Ill be putting the beadlocks together in the garage in 100 degree heat tomorrow. Going to leave the rear shock mounts as they are .....these wheels are 1 1/2 " less backspacing so may clear better.....will see. Getting measured up for a fuel cell while she's there.....

wheel, break ...repeat
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there is a severe lack of boobie pics for the amount of complaining going on here
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Old June 27th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #1340
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there is a severe lack of boobie pics for the amount of complaining going on here
you left the bonfire too early........
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