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    Default Steering/Turning Question - 2001 Silverado 1500

    Well I am about to buy this truck here soon and I just learned that when the wheel is turned past a certain point there is a noise of some kind like a squeaking or squeeling that the owner said is easily solved by using WD-40.

    To me, and always DIY'ing it on cars most of the time that means something needs to be replaced. Keep in mind this truck has 102000 miles and my guess is the steering hasnt been touched since it was bought.

    Do any of you have a clue as to what this might be and if WD40 is actually going to cure (completely fix) the issue?

    2001 Silverado Z71 4X4 Black

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    Bump, just in case someone who knows missed it.
    2001 Silverado Z71 4X4 Black

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    probably ball joints but it could be a many different things

    2003 Z71 Silverado LS
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    I have a sound that seems similar to yours.. maybe?? Mine seems to coming from the steering column and it only does it when I turn to the left.. I have checked ball joints and have changed out pitman and idler arms.. mine is a 2000...

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    Kinda depends on where the squeeling is coming from. Is it like a belt slipping squeel, when a lot of pressure is in the power steering box (either from going bad) or at full turn sometimes the belt will slip. I am assuming its not the whine from the power steering box at full turn either.
    2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
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    2001 Pontiac Sunfire
    2013 Toyota Avalon Limited (Wife's Car)
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    ya and that is where it is tough to say since the truck is not in my posession just yet, I will post more details on the specifics when I get the truck here soon
    2001 Silverado Z71 4X4 Black

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