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Old 01-23-2018, 06:50 AM   #1
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Default 89 HB 2 wheel drive -Front wheel problems "control"

I have a 89 HB don't know the car fax when I bought my truck. I did buy it from my brother who bought it from someone else. Brother had it for about 18 months. I've had it since Feb.2017. And had it looked @ from mechanic friends that owns HB. My truck has a nap Z-24i - fuel injection original motor everything stock even down to the exhaust. Its an automatic. So far flex plate in trans was changed when brother had it. I've done some minor fixes and kept it stock no drops no torsion just have pathfinder rims (dorito rims) tires are (195/65/15)
Here's what else troubles I'm having. If u have advice I'm open for solutions and input from your knowledge thank you.

PROBLEMS
1) Inner driver wheel is bald..passenger side has meat still.
2) on straight road steering wheel pulls right slowly.
3) Turn right or left hard. There is a hard crank knock.
4) press brakes hard. Stearing wheel yanks hard right.
5) power steering pump bearings mangled and blew fluid out from pulley.

Checked and fixed
1) replaced power steering pump. (Remanufactured)
2) checked all bushings and bearings, lift my truck and tried to wiggle my wheels side to side up pulled back and forth to check ball joints-wheels are stiffed never wiggled).
3) replaced shocks with brand new shocks. (Old shocks was nissan manufactured.
4) replaced old break master cylinder (new break master cylinder -Napa's-) also break pads
5) rotated tires.
6) greased wheel bearings.
7) replaced idle pulley and belts
8) new battery and alternated is almost 1 year old
9)replace gas filler hose
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:44 AM   #2
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1 - get a wheel alignment
2 - see above
3 - steering stops of front wheel knuckles, designed to prevent the wheel from turning to far left or right, they look like bolts that stick out and make contact with metal brackets when you do a full lock turn, put heavy grease on the bolt heads to prevent the noise, later trucks came with plastic caps for the bolt heads, you can add them if yours doesn't have them, than grease the caps.
4 - could be a frozen brake caliper
5 - replace power steering pump
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1, have the tie rods, center link been checked? replaced?
3, maybe the bushings for the tension rods, (rod rubbing on the bracket)
4, may want to check the slide pins on the calibers, if needed use a high temp lube
a couple of thoughts anyway
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Items 1 and 2 - any indication truck has been wrecked? Mine does that after I played "bridge" and bent the front frame slightly.
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Old 01-25-2018, 06:28 AM   #5
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1 - get a wheel alignment
2 - see above
3 - steering stops of front wheel knuckles, designed to prevent the wheel from turning to far left or right, they look like bolts that stick out and make contact with metal brackets when you do a full lock turn, put heavy grease on the bolt heads to prevent the noise, later trucks came with plastic caps for the bolt heads, you can add them if yours doesn't have them, than grease the caps.
4 - could be a frozen brake caliper
5 - replace power steering pump
I will definitely check the break calipers. Also I kind of figured about those bolt heads was rubbing and your advice just comfirms it.
Thanks

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1, have the tie rods, center link been checked? replaced?
3, maybe the bushings for the tension rods, (rod rubbing on the bracket)
4, may want to check the slide pins on the calibers, if needed use a high temp lube
a couple of thoughts anyway
Thanks I will go ahead and do look into your advice
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Items 1 and 2 - any indication truck has been wrecked? Mine does that after I played "bridge" and bent the front frame slightly.
1) when I got my truck from my brother I noticed the driver side fender and corner bumper was cave in slightly and looks as if the person tried to straighten it back normal.
Possible fender bender.
2) never considered check frame or damage from that issue. Since u mentioned your experience I will take a look @ my truck. Thank you
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