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Thread: Steering Lock

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    Default Steering Lock

    2004 Sierra Ext Cab 4wd

    I am having a problem with my steering being very hard to turn. It only happens when the truck is stationary, such as when trying to park. As I turn the steering wheel it feels as if the power steering is not working (steering hesitates really bad then turns with effort).

    What could be the problem?

    The steering also seems to have the intermediate shaft knocking and bumpy/loose feeling problem when going over rough road. Or could all the issues be realted?

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    How's the power steering fluid level? My truck has an occasional clunk to it as well, which I'm not a fan of.

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    Welcome to the GM truck club Bandit & TK. There is a steering shaft fix for both of your rides that has been posted on this site multiple times. Enter steering shaft, steering clunk etc in the search box above to check it out.
    As far as the hard steering Bandit, there are also threads about that. Have you checked the fluid as TK asked? Do you hear any noise from the pump when you are experiencing the difficulty turning?
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    Thanks for the welcome. I've read over those stickies just haven't got around to trying them yet.

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