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2 hours ago, mainer311 said:


Yeah, Mike mentioned that above. It’s so greasy and dirty in that area, I’m not sure I’d be able to tell if it moved, but definitely a possibility.

Your right I see that post now.... 

Very strange issue... I hope you find something eventually....

Not sure what to say on the brakes...

Goodluck...

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1 hour ago, Charlie69 said:

I looked for the post on the front end problem but did not find it.

Just curious have you taken you steering box apart?


That’s one thing I haven’t touched on this truck (and there aren’t many). My eventual plan is to shorten the steering column, so it’s likely going to come out soon. Probably this winter. 
 

Only the right hand tire moved, so it’s unlikely a steering box issue or both wheels would have been messed up.

 

In other news, the brakes are fine again. The rear drums cooled down and unstuck themselves, and I think there might be a stuck piston on these D21 calipers, so I ordered a new one, plus new pads. These are pretty cooked. I took it for another spin around the block with zero issues.

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3 hours ago, Crashtd420 said:

Your right I see that post now.... 

Very strange issue... I hope you find something eventually....

Not sure what to say on the brakes...

Goodluck...


My initial thought was that the problems are related, but now I’m not sure.

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3 hours ago, Charlie69 said:

The only adjustment on the steering is the center link (toe in and out) and the box adjustment.  Is it possible the center link adjustment moved?  What did you do to pull the wheel back in.


Adjusted the center link. The driver’s side was already straight, so I pulled the right side in with the link.

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On 8/28/2021 at 3:03 PM, bilzbobaggins said:

I wonder if the threads are garbage on the rod or on the end links.  Enough thread to work but get pulled out under load.

I've only ever seen that , well, never. The threads are massive and would require so much force to strip them, something else is bound to break before that happens.

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6 minutes ago, mainer311 said:

Isn’t that the truth. Right front locked up on me again tonight. The left front is fine, and they run on the same distribution block, so my thought is that the master is fine. Pulling the caliper tonight and replacing it.

 

Soft lines okay? They can collapse internally and act like a one-way valve.

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