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Did you just have to perform a full rack replacement? What was the end result? Successful smooth sailing? Do tell!
On my 03 2wd I've had really bad steering issues but thanks to all here...
Not exactly violent shaking but on rough roads highways approaching 70 the truck was a sketchy handful.
Replaced rack bushings with poly helped lots but not total fix.
Dj's specs huge improvement but still had odd wandering on straight smooth roads. Cop pulled me over 6 am in Colorado straight away, was watching me from miles away on top of a bridge, he thought I was drunk.
So further investigation led me to the big nut on the steering rack. Truck had 90k btw. I thought maybe it was too loose but turned out it was too tight and wasn't returning to center smoothly... Ok so I loosened it exactly 1/4 turn that's it no more solved the wander but now I think that the rack was assembled too tight and after all the miles the rack is just sloppy.
So all the adjstments helped improve the steering but in the end the rack just crapped out.