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Old 05-14-2003, 03:09 PM
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first of all if the car only pulls when you hit the brakes this could be caused by: brake adjustment, faulty wheel cylinder, or air in the lines. as far as the play in the steering, if you replaced the steering box don't try to adjust it.boxes are adjusted when they are built, so when you go back to try to adjust it you more than likely damage the worm gear. yes it does tighten up the steering shaft but it does nothing for the loosness in the frontend. what i would suggest is jacking up the frontend. lock the steering wheel in place. go to either front tire and try to move it back and forth. if the tire moves have you or someone to look under the car while you move the tire so you can tell where the movment is really coming from. there is more the one component in your frontend that will cause the play in your steering. the car pulling to one side when you hit the brakes could also be caused by a faulty frontend part. i rebuild frontends everyday at a gm dealership. it's wild what can cause your problem. hope this helps.
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