steering problems

Asked by Dec 29, 2006 at 01:20 AM about the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a wobble in the steering wheel when I a driving. I had new pitman and idler arm replaced recently thinking it was just front end problems since it had around 145,000 miles on the vehicle. It did not cure the problem. The previous owner had installed wider wheels and tires but I have had new tires replaced and it still has a wobble. Could the steering box be going bad?

1 Answer

22,090

There are just so many possible reasons for a wobble like this, HMillican. You did a good job eliminating the usual suspects including wheel balance and I'm assuming alignment. If that didn't solve the problem, and if a quick inspection of the front end didn't show up any obvious failures you need to have a professional take a look at your Suburban. One problem that's typical in this blood line is a dry intermediate steering shaft. If you want to lube it yourself (a job that might be just hair beyond the typical weekend warrior mechanic) and see if it alleviates the problem here's a guide that should help ... http://gm-trucks.com/home/content/view/232/25/ Otherwise makes sure the mechanic at your local Chevy dealers looks into this as one possible cause for your wobble. Good luck!

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Suburban Questions

Chevrolet Suburban Experts

#1 Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen
Reputation 950
#2 Eric Fritz
Eric Fritz
Reputation 860
#3 Neal Turner
Neal Turner
Reputation 830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Yukon XL
276 Great Deals out of 12,176 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
576 Great Deals out of 27,602 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Yukon
356 Great Deals out of 17,256 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Expedition
408 Great Deals out of 25,292 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,747 Great Deals out of 169,779 listings starting at $1,800
Used Cadillac Escalade
242 Great Deals out of 10,980 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford F-150
2,253 Great Deals out of 209,122 listings starting at $1,499
Used Lincoln Navigator
112 Great Deals out of 5,830 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Excursion
6 Great Deals out of 753 listings starting at $3,995
Used GMC Suburban
135 listings starting at $3,500
Used Dodge Durango
250 Great Deals out of 23,064 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 8,101 listings starting at $38,501
2016 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 2,192 listings starting at $36,900
2015 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 1,229 listings starting at $24,995
2014 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 557 listings starting at $19,900
2013 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 765 listings starting at $10,995