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GMC Sonoma, Chevrolet S-10, GMC S-15, Steering, Truck
#5 of 24 Re: Check the gear adjustment [oldharry]
Jan 24, 2006 (9:26 am)
Did what you said...made no difference at all. when turning a tight corner if I let go of the steering wheel it will go about a quarter of the way back to center, on bends in roads I can let go of the wheel and it will carry on turning around the bend (not going to center, or even near it) the steering is a bit on the heavy side. I am getting no noise from the steering, no vibs shakes, no clonks or knocking...nothing that would say it was bad.
Could this all be due to a bad pump, or is there other stuff that could do this?
#6 of 24 S-10 steering box
Jul 02, 2006 (2:35 pm)
#7 of 24 S-10 steering box
Jul 02, 2006 (2:35 pm)
Having a problem with a late 70's camaro power steering box being too long to allow the front radiator support and radiator sit down in proper perspective to the rest of the car[52 buick], can/dose anyone have any measurements on the s-10 box...smaller then a 79 camaro[length-wise] how about a rack/pinon from a late chevy/?. do/did S-10's have rack/pinion steering, any info would be appreciated.....Paul
#8 of 24 steering to the left sounds like a bad shopping cart wheel
Sep 17, 2006 (4:27 pm)
I have a 1998 Chevy s-10 4.3liter v6 2 wheel drive. I've had it for about 6 years and it has over 160k miles. It still runs great and I have kept it well maintained but I have one issue with noise. Whenever I turn to the left while the truck is moving slowly, like in a parking lot, I get noise coming from an area close to the steering wheel. It's been that way for years. It steers fine, it's not stiff or anything and it hasn't gotten worse over time. It just sounds like a dirty shopping cart wheel. Does the steering shaft need to be lubricated? My powersteering fluid is to the correct level and the system seems to work fine otherwise. Has anyone had this noise problem? What kind of lube should I use? Any advice would help.
#9 of 24 Re: steering to the left sounds like a bad shopping cart wheel [bny321]
Sep 21, 2006 (10:47 am)
I have a simular sound and it was only at low speeds only turning left and only with the wheel turned hard to the left. A quick look at the right hand side of truck and you may see a coolent overflow hose that has the dirt warn off it, i think the sound was caused by the hose rubbing on the wheel.....I didnt give it a second thought, just turned the stereo up. you may have a simular problem...now if you or anyone reading this post can help me with a low speed rythmic chirping sound from the back passenger side when foot is on the gas, and more apparent when turning to the left?
#10 of 24 Steering Colum Problems
Nov 28, 2006 (6:09 pm)
I have a 91 GMC Jimmy S-15 and the steering colum is loose at the wheel tilt. It wiggles and moves no matter what position. No one seems to know how to repair this problem or know where to find instructions on this repair. Please help.
#11 of 24 Power Steering Pump
Aug 20, 2007 (11:14 am)
What is the work involved in replacing the power steering pump in a 4.3l 2002 Sonoma? Does the rad have to come out, or is there a tool that works off the pulley?
#12 of 24 Re: Steering Colum Problems [mnichy]
Aug 21, 2007 (10:15 am)
Try google, I know there is a repair for just that problem. I haven't run into for awhile though.
#13 of 24 S-10 Power Steering
Nov 18, 2007 (7:48 pm)
I recently purchased a 1988 S-10 Pickup with a 2.5 Iron Duke engine. It does not have power steering and when I found an owners manual, it discussed Power Steering which led me to the following questions: Was power standard or optional? If optional, are the units available and how difficult are they to install? I hav some basic mecanical knowledge and do not feel the value of the truck would justify having it installed by a shop. Thank you in advance.
#14 of 24 Re: S-10 Power Steering [rhm3]
Nov 19, 2007 (10:24 am)
Best bet is a junk yard, you need the gear box, pump assy and brackets and the hoses. The pitman arm attach might give you some trouble, would be easier if you rented the tool.