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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Steering, Truck
#1 of 173 power steering pump pulley
Jul 08, 2006 (1:12 pm)
i have a 1992 gmc sierra 1500 with a 4.3 engine. how do i get the power steering pump pulley off so i can replace head gaskets? does it screw off or is there a set screw in the middle or do i need a pulley puller?
#2 of 173 Steering Box
Jul 18, 2006 (10:45 am)
#3 of 173 Steering Box
Jul 18, 2006 (10:45 am)
My 2003 Silverado is having a problem with the steering box. The mechanic says I have to replace the box at a cost of about $500. Is there any less-expensive option to repair the problem? The symptom is when you turn left it is difficult to turn the steering wheel. It is only really difficult when not moving. Any other time it is easier to move but I am assuming the movement of the vehicle (even when going really slow) helps turn the wheel. Or could this be a symptom of some other problem - such as a pump or some such?
I assume there is no recall to cover this?
#4 of 173 clunking intermediate steering shaft
Nov 09, 2006 (3:13 pm)
MY 04 SILVERADO FRONT END IS CLUNKING WHEN I TURN IT TO THE LEFT OR GO DOWN A ROUGH ROAD. MOST PEOPLE THINK IT IS THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT. ALSO PEOPLE HAVE PURCHASED A LUBE KIT. DOES ANYONE KNOW THE NAME OF THIS KIT AND WHERE YOU CAN GET IT.
#5 of 173 Re: clunking intermediate steering shaft [suzk1000]
Nov 10, 2006 (2:59 pm)
Easy fix ( and worth while). Chevy dealers know all about what's needed. I paid $16 for the lube kit and $85 labor.
I think you can do it yourself if you tinker. Google for instructions. I think Chevy should do a recall. Your "04 ought to be covered by the warranty.
#6 of 173 Re: clunking intermediate steering shaft [billp4]
Nov 12, 2006 (9:48 pm)
Problem first showed up on the '99 rados and Sierras. Fast forward 7 years and the same problem exists and the best they can come up with for a fix is a lube? Lube will solve it temporarily at best. One thing for sure is that they make consistent parts....though it doesn't fit well at least they all don't fit well...lmao!!
#7 of 173 Steering Problem
Nov 24, 2006 (6:28 pm)
My problem is gettin g worse when i turn the steering wheel slightly there is the normal amount of resistance the all of a sudden there is no resistance and the truck goes eratically to the right or left whic ever way you are steering.Fluid is goood,front end seems tight.I'm thinking the steering box.Anyone have any ideas.Thanks
#8 of 173 Steering Problem by johan
Nov 28, 2006 (2:26 pm)
Try bleeding the air from your steering system. The procedure is to turn the steering wheel lock to lock (left to right "MAX")many times. The standard acceptable is (3) or (4) times. I have found that is not nearly enough!! (15) to (20) times was needed to cure the problem with my 2000 SIERRA.
#9 of 173 Steering locked
Dec 01, 2006 (2:55 pm)
I have a 2001 Silverado 2500 HD with the Duramax and last week the boost on the brakes failed and steering locked, luckily while I was still in my driveway. With the ignition off, the steering is as expected for unboosted steering, but once the engine is running, the steering locks and no boost for brakes. The pump reservoir is pressurized and the pump shaft has not failed, which leads me to believe the pump is not the fault. Is this a result of a failure of the steering sensor or perhaps a valve module?
#10 of 173 Re: clunking intermediate steering shaft [suzk1000]
Dec 01, 2006 (3:51 pm)
This is the exact same problem my 2003 Impala had. Yes it is the intermediate steering shaft but I never did bother to get it fixed before trading it on a new 2006 Silverado. Yes the fix per GM is the lube kit. The Impala was making this noise for a couple of years and still kept running OK - just bothersome.