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Re: How to Repair Loose Steering
wrcsixeight #806113 September 04th 2023 9:44 pm
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Mine is an 88. That's weird it looks a little different, but my experiences with Dodges, they seem to use different parts and hardware randomly.

So I should be able to cut at the red line and slide that shaft down and out, right?

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Re: How to Repair Loose Steering
nickrahn #806115 September 04th 2023 11:43 pm
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Chevy suffer from the drop link on the passenger side getting play, Fords have a ragjoint that wears, not owned a Dodge.

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Re: How to Repair Loose Steering
nickrahn #806160 September 06th 2023 10:49 am
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I feel like I could technically take the "pot" off completely with the guts and just put a U joint right from the intermediate shaft to the steering gear splines shaft.
I think I'm going to bring it out to the Offroad shop by me and we can brainstorm a bit.

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Re: How to Repair Loose Steering
nickrahn #806166 September 06th 2023 5:58 pm
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My B250 is my favorite. It sure is a handful in wind on a highway. lol. Park it on a dealer lot, they move the cars away! lol.
Zach! good wrenching on going deep with the innovative repair. Dominate!


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Re: How to Repair Loose Steering
Wedgy #807204 October 11th 2023 9:11 pm
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glad i found this page, glad all you folks shared.
where i am at: 1983 b250 with supposedly 137k miles. tiltwheel steering but i have 6-8 inches in play with engine off. Looked at tie rods and idler which all “seem” tight. so looked at coupler and that seems to have a bit of play…not all but some. since this is a tilt the rebuild kit wonʻt work (or will it?). i would prefer to just rebuild the coupler but if i cant then go with the universial u-joint from summit. i guess.
thing is, all and i mean all of the pictures have disappeared from these pages..
any help you all are willing to give i will gladly accept.
thanks in adqvance.
right now it is a interresting experience to drive, so i really need to fix. not that it matters but the tires are 265/50/15 on front and 295/50/15 on rear. just replaced tires cause old tires were made in 1999, and yes they do come apart at that age. thing is tho, no abnormal wear, no sign of out of alingment, nothing. i was really hoping for tie rod ends or idler arms but i dont think so. i think this coupler and adjust the box and it will be as good as it can be.
anyway, i await your help.

frank

Re: How to Repair Loose Steering
Franky #807209 October 11th 2023 10:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Franky
glad i found this page, glad all you folks shared.
thing is, all and i mean all of the pictures have disappeared from these pages..frank

Photobucket screwed alot of people on alot of forums...

find who posted the pics U want and PM them


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Re: How to Repair Loose Steering
frscke1 #807280 October 13th 2023 11:57 am
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I tried, I may need to reinvent the wheel

. ( little joke wheel, ie;steering wheel)
Thanks for the reply
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Re: How to Repair Loose Steering
Franky #807307 October 14th 2023 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Franky
glad i found this page, glad all you folks shared.
where i am at: 1983 b250 with supposedly 137k miles. tiltwheel steering but i have 6-8 inches in play with engine off. Looked at tie rods and idler which all “seem” tight. so looked at coupler and that seems to have a bit of play…not all but some. since this is a tilt the rebuild kit wonʻt work (or will it?). i would prefer to just rebuild the coupler but if i cant then go with the universial u-joint from summit. i guess.
thing is, all and i mean all of the pictures have disappeared from these pages..
any help you all are willing to give i will gladly accept.
thanks in adqvance.
right now it is a interresting experience to drive, so i really need to fix. not that it matters but the tires are 265/50/15 on front and 295/50/15 on rear. just replaced tires cause old tires were made in 1999, and yes they do come apart at that age. thing is tho, no abnormal wear, no sign of out of alingment, nothing. i was really hoping for tie rod ends or idler arms but i dont think so. i think this coupler and adjust the box and it will be as good as it can be.
anyway, i await your help.

frank

Hey Frankie! Dogvan steering is loose too. To inspect steering linkage further, get the front end up off the ground. Grab a wheel and move it side to side, top and bottom too for wheel bearing play. Good wrenching!


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1990 Chevy G30 L19 7.4 Beauville TMW EXT
Lubbock Church Van Maternity division Load up Ladies!

DogVan 2.0
1996 Chevy G30 EXT Cargo. All the good stuff 5.7 Back in the SBC again.
Yes. In 1996 Flint produced 16,239 matching make and models of Chevy G30 vans.
https://www.compnine.com/mycar.php?id=530e2410271dd67a0354482f9eb1c6b3

Cabin Cruiser
'94 Dodge B350 www.xplorermotorhome.com/
Xplorer MH model 230
230 hp LA series 360 cu in Wedge head Magnum! lol MPI 5.9 A518 OD auto
Dodge finally figures out EFI

Old vans are getting scarce!
Re: How to Repair Loose Steering
nickrahn #810001 January 23rd 2024 11:01 am
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I still haven't had time to do anything with my van regarding this issue.

I really do not want to cut the steering shaft and find out the shaft in my van does not slide out to accommodate the DD shaft/ujoint and then be stuck buying a new column.

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