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Old March 2nd, 2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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i am looking at buying a 94 bronco that is lifted 4", but the steeringis funny, it has about a 40 degree turn to the left before it begins to turn, a steering lag if you will, what could this be? tie rod, gear box, drag link are what i have come up with so far. anybody have any ideas/ suggestions?

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Odds are it's the gear box, as the for sale ad says.

To cause 40 degrees of slop, it couldn't be the TRE's.

Seriously though, be patient on your shopping. Don't jump on it immediately because it's all that's within your price range right now. I learned that lesson the hard way. Trust me, it'll pay off to wait.
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does it have a dropped pitman arm?

Check for tie rod and drag link play to start.
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Odds are it's the gear box, as the for sale ad says.

To cause 40 degrees of slop, it couldn't be the TRE's.

Seriously though, be patient on your shopping. Don't jump on it immediately because it's all that's within your price range right now. I learned that lesson the hard way. Trust me, it'll pay off to wait.
I figured i would ask around just in case, im going tomorrow to take a second look, still not 100% on it yet. price for a new gearbox at murrays is $175. If it ends up not being worth it, i have my eye on that one at the corner of cherry hill and merriman.
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steering gear box, thats whats wrong with mine. also check tie rods and also look at the inner tie rod if they get alittle play its huge on the steering.
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steering gear box, thats whats wrong with mine. also check tie rods and also look at the inner tie rod if they get alittle play its huge on the steering.
How exactly would i go about checking that?? never delt with anything like this before.
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ya need 2 people one in the truck and one under. if ya need some one to go with let me know. gotta play with the wheel while other guy inspects.
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Ah, got it, i have a couple people in mind that could go with me.
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Also check for the frame to be cracked behind the steering box. My buddy bought a nice 96 truck and after we did ball joints ad tres it started to handle very funny and we removed the box t replace it and the frame was beat to shit and broken in some very bad ways. Welded it up put the old box back on and good as new.
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Odds are it's the gear box, as the for sale ad says.

To cause 40 degrees of slop, it couldn't be the TRE's.

Seriously though, be patient on your shopping. Don't jump on it immediately because it's all that's within your price range right now. I learned that lesson the hard way. Trust me, it'll pay off to wait.
I agree with mike take your time picking out a full size bronco they are tricky trucks you dont want to do what I did and buy it and then put twice as much money into it as it cost. 87-91 are hard to get after market parts for keep that
in mind. Check for rust on the gas tank any leaks let it run for 15 mins then look for leaks make sure the wiring isnt screwed with you dont want electrical gremlins they suck.
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I agree with mike take your time picking out a full size bronco they are tricky trucks you dont want to do what I did and buy it and then put twice as much money into it as it cost. 87-91 are hard to get after market parts for keep that
in mind. Check for rust on the gas tank any leaks let it run for 15 mins then look for leaks make sure the wiring isnt screwed with you dont want electrical gremlins they suck.
The only thing both me and my dad have noticed that is bad with this bronco, is the steering play, and the body damage. the exhaust isnt the best, but is not illegal, i think, tires are a little bald, but good for now, but i havent been able to look at it in full daylight yet.
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take a jack with you and lift the front try to move both wheels and look for play in the ball joints and othe front end parts. also with it on the ground see look from the front and see if tires are pitch in, this is common with ifs and is expensive to get fixed as i am going through right now.
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Went yesterday with foxracingtrx250x, we checked everything along the steering, except for the stinkin pitman arm. looking around tryin to find a steering box, muffler and tailpipe to find out how much $ im gonna have to spend if i buy it.
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i just had my exhaust done from the cat back with new muffler 250 sounds great.
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i have a pitman arm you can have if needed, but i dont think the arm goes bad very often
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i just had my exhaust done from the cat back with new muffler 250 sounds great.
This one has no exhaust from the cat, back. im considering buying a muffler and a little bit of piping and trying to get a before the tire exit. maybe i could do the labor myself.
i dont think the arm is bad, but i am not sure if it is a drop arm or just stock.

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i dont think there is enough room to bend in front of the tire. also if you wheel alot bad place for pipe, easy crush point. 250 including muffler is a awesome price.
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yeah, there is no question about that. eventually i want to go with duals, but for now it would just need something quick and cheap so i wont get a ticket when im driving.
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its the box. myne was like that right before it locked up on me on grandriver and wouldnt let me turn. it was all manual plus i was fighting gear pieces in the box.
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Yep, figured that out for sure yesterday, looked underneath and it has the dropped pitman arm.
as far as the exhaust, doesnt look like it has a cat, it looks like dual cherry bombs connected to pipes coming right from the manifolds. I'll put up the pic in the thread in th rig builds and pics forum.
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