Need help with suspension

Discussion in 'Suburban / Yukon XL / Escalade ESV' started by 07suburban2500, May 22, 2018.

  1. MichaelSE

    MichaelSE 2010 2500

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    Thanks, I'll give that a try and pick up those Z71 bumpers too. Mine aren't quite as bad as yours were, but they're definitely cracked and looking a little tired.

    Eventually I want to replace every steering component except for inner/outer tie rod ends (previous owner had them replaced with documentation). I have a new pitman arm, new idler arm, new idler arm bracket and all bushings sitting in a box for whenever I get the motivation and tools to tackle that.
     
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    Just did all that. Its a lot of work, but feels so different now, in a good way.

    Don't forget the steering shaft and bushing at the bottom of the column too. A lot of the clunky popping feeling comes when those are worn out.
     
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    MichaelSE 2010 2500

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    Late reply, but which column bushing do you mean? I was looking at my steering shaft today from the column to the box, and it looks like the only wear parts on it are the two u-joints.
     
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    It's at the top where the shaft meets the column on the NBS. Not sure if yours is the same.
     
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    Exactly, its inside the bottom end of the column, where the intermediate steering shaft attaches.
     
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