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Technical Info: 2nd Gen 24 VALVE DRIVETRAIN Technical discussion of second generation (1998 - 2002) 24-valve engine and drivetrain questions, solutions and upgrades.
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My truck steered like crap. Wandered, wouldn't return to center etc.

What finally fixed it was separating every section of linkage and looking for play or stiffness. Disconnect the tie rod from the knuckle. Both knuckles have to move freely without play.

Disconnect the pitman arm. The steering box should turn freely and the intermediate shaft should move in & out. Now check the linkage between the wheels.

Do this in one shot so you don't piece meal the project.
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Mine returns to center IF the road is without ruts. Otherwise it climbs them, the cause of the wander. And our roads are pretty rutty. Unplanned circumstances delayed getting the truck into the shop. Once "on the rack", spotting worn parts should be easier. With new shocks, damper, and the steering brace installed I'll have a better idea on were to throw money next.
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