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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Steering, Truck
#124 of 173 Re: Clunking steering shaft [davethecarnut]
Apr 13, 2009 (3:02 pm)
i called gm, got a claim #, they said i have to pay, i'm fight it.
#125 of 173 Power Steeering, 2004 Silverado
Apr 14, 2009 (9:52 am)
I have no power steering at idle on 2004 Silverado, 2WD 5.3 Liter 4 door extended cab truck. You have to hold the brake with your left foot and press the accelerator with your right foot or put the tranny in neutral and rev the engine to get the steering wheel to turn when stopped.
Last Friday 4-10-09 not being able to steer caused me to side swipe a sign post at about 5 MPH.
The dealer Service manager said that replacing the pump and gear box "might fix the problem" for about $1000 I want more than a might. Has anyone experienced positive results from these repairs? Chevy and GM should be ashamed . It is no wonder they are bankrupt. I have been a faithful GM fan for 35 years.
#126 of 173 Steering column, 2004 Silverado
Apr 14, 2009 (10:00 am)
Posted a complaint on...well intering GM website there's nothing but on the side you can be directed to complaint area. It asks if you want a lawyer to call yu back....Good thing there wasn't a pedestian walking, sitting, using a cell phone....We have do more to get them to pay attention or maybe injure someone or ourselves!
#127 of 173 Re: Clunking steering shaft [stephens24]
Apr 24, 2009 (7:37 pm)
My '01 had the clunking coming through the steering wheel the first month I owned it back in '01. I now have 26k miles on it and it's more noticable. It has never needed a bumpy road to happen. From what I'm reading on here, I can go to a Chevy dealer and get it fixed free? Is there any harm to not replacing the steering shaft, besides the feel and noise? Aside from the slight noise when turning tight, the truck is OK. I have owned it 7.7 years and have put in a battery, rotated the tires once, and done maybe 6 oil changes. I drive it more now that gas calmed down and I moved 32 miles closer to work. The truck has been to Fl. and back (2500 miles) 5 or 6 times, and that is about half the total miles on it. I'll probably keep it a long time so I want to know if the steering needs attention. I don't want a dealer to mess something else up fixing a noise that has no other ill effect other than a noise when I back out of the driveway.
#128 of 173 Re: Power Steeering, 2004 Silverado [bstacy]
Apr 30, 2009 (12:23 am)
For lack of a better term, that's weird....and unsafe. Thats adefinitely a safety concern and I would contact GM about it..and the BBB and my congressman. You should definitely NOT have to pay for that kind of repair. Be vocal...be loud. Good Luck
#129 of 173 Re: Clunking steering shaft [dave8697]
Apr 30, 2009 (12:31 am)
I had the whole steering shaft replaced. GM has a new part to replace the old ones 19153614. Its definitely a problem they know about cuz there's a TSB on it. But no official recall. I don't know if it's a safety concern but a modern truck shouldn't rattle like a Model T.
I emailed through the website and sent a snail mail to corporate. I actually got called back. They will ask you to take it to a dealer to check it out and, of course, a dealer will charge a "diagnostic fee" to do so. But I said no way should I have to pay up front for something that should have been fixed under standard warranty. I got the "lube kit" the first time under warranty. But you guys should demand the new part.
#130 of 173 Re: Power Steeering, 2004 Silverado [bstacy]
Apr 30, 2009 (12:38 am)
Dumb question: You do have plenty of fluid in the reservoir, right?
Did the dealer experience your low speed non turning issue?
#132 of 173 Re: Utah Safety Newsletter. Please Read!! [deade]
May 12, 2009 (2:20 pm)
I have a 2003 Sierra and have experienced steering issues since buying this truck. First it was the moaning sound it made upon turning the wheel(like a seal at an aquarium). Then came the clunking noise. Now I'm experiencing a safety issue. My steering wheel has difficulty turning left from a starting position although turning right is fine. I would really appreciate any direction on this matter from someone.
#133 of 173 Re: Utah Safety Newsletter. Please Read!! [sjgbz]
May 12, 2009 (3:04 pm)
There were faulty power steering units being replaced under warranty awhile back. Have you checked the fluid level of the p/s unit? or under the truck to see if the rack is leaking? Assuming you have a 2wd since it's not mentioned.