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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Steering, Truck
#134 of 173 Re: Utah Safety Newsletter. Please Read!! [obyone]
May 13, 2009 (7:38 am)
I have 4WD,hopefully that's not tied into the problem
#135 of 173 Re: Utah Safety Newsletter. Please Read!! [sjgbz]
May 13, 2009 (12:30 pm)
The moaning sound could be low fluid. The clunk indicates that you need to upgrade the intermediate steering shaft to the new one. As for the difficulty turning left, check the steering box. Something may have stripped. Good luck!!
#136 of 173 2004 Silverado, ext.cab, intermittent power steering
Jun 22, 2009 (12:52 pm)
At slow or no speed I lose PS to the right only. R and L turns are fine at speed and L is still fine at slow or no speed. I think this means I need to replace the steering box. Can someone with experience confirm this or give me possible other cause? I am a limited DIY.
#137 of 173 Re: Clunking steering shaft [Bloozester]
Jul 09, 2009 (8:18 am)
I had the same problem on my 2002 Silverado and I found a very simple fix that stopped the rattle. Get a can of PB blaster which is used to remove rusted nuts & bolts insert the long red tube it comes with in the spray nozzle then go under the dash and you will see were the steering shaft goes through the fire wall and you will see what appears to be a collar were the shaft goes in spray the PB blaster gently into the collar at the top of the shaft you will be able to see the PB blaster flow into the collar put enough in that you are sure it coated the internal shaft thats all it takes. I did mine a mounth ago and its still working and if it does come back do it again its alot cheaper than paying a dealer $300.00 to replace the shaft and I did talk to a number of dealers and they say it is not a safety issue it is only the shaft rattling in the tube hope this helps you it worked for me.
#138 of 173 Re: Clunking steering shaft [zimmy1]
Jul 15, 2009 (10:49 pm)
It will come back...you did the "lube fix" as mentioned in previous posts. Yeah, it works...for a while...but try to have the shaft replaced under warranty or a recall as mentioned before.
#139 of 173 Re: Clunking steering shaft [zimmy1]
Jul 16, 2009 (12:19 am)
Yep. I changed the shaft on a '02 Denali and no clunks for two years. If you decide to change it yourself make sure you tie that steering wheel down good or insert the tool into the column to lock it.
Jan 25, 2010 (11:49 pm)
I have replaced the P.S. pump, Hydroboost, the Variable steering canceling kit. when i press the brakes it firms up the steering to almost impossible to move. makes a whining noise when hitting the stopps. fluid level is fine, any information will help.
#141 of 173 Silverado power Steering
Jan 26, 2010 (8:07 am)
My truck would not turn at idle. I had to hold the brake and rev the engine to turn the steering wheel at low speeds. GM was no help and they are pretty stupid. It is an easy fix. I replaced the the pulley on the power steering pump with one about 1" smaller in diameter making the pump think the engine was revving higher about 2 years ago. No problems since.One issue has concerned me. I could only find a pulley with a slightly different offset so I had to grind a few places on the pump to get enough clearance so the new pulley would turn. This means the serpentine runs about 3/8" out of alignment. It may not last as long but at least now I can drive the stupid truck. If the idiots at GM would offer a pulley that fit with a smaller diameter it would resolve a lot of issues . Dealer service managers basically said I had to live with no power steering at idle RPM and GM said that it was acceptable.It is no wonder GM is bankrupt. With their complete lack of support they have lost a long time customer. My next truck will be a Nissan or Toyota. At least they actually made in this country.
#142 of 173 What do you think?
Jan 26, 2010 (8:51 am)
I was gonna get this bad boy - does anyone have any experience with this model?
#143 of 173 Re: What do you think? [cap9]
Jan 26, 2010 (3:22 pm)
At 166K miles, if not properly maintained, is a can of worms.