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Steering Issue

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by Alaskan, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Alaskan

    Alaskan New Member

    This is a problem that I've had for two summers. It only does this in the summer for some reason. When I'm either driving very slowly or stopped sometimes I cannot turn my steering wheel. The pump seems to make the same sound that the steering pump makes when you have the wheel turned too far one way when I am turning it just slightly off top dead center. I'm still capable of steering it, but it feels manual, instead of assisted.

    I've checked to see if the fluids were low, and the color. I just don't know what's going on. Also, I've brought it in to place that I have my service agreement with and they could not replicate the problem.

    Any help is appreciated
  2. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    I recently had a similar problem with one of the trucks at work, ours would make the dash alarms go off also.
    We had the pump replaced and the problem didnt go away but it doesnt happen as often now.
    Our service center told us they've been seeing a higher rate of power steering pump failures lately.
    I'm dont know if the 1/2t trucks have an inline sensor for power steering pump pressure, Diesels and 1t's do have them and this causes a dash light and alarm.
  3. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member 1000 Posts

    I dont believe they do.. And i had a powersteering pump failure on my 2006 C1500.. Similar problem but mine was hard to steer when it got warm.. The problem was less noticable with a new pump but as Tbplus said with his trucks it never really went away...
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan New Member

    Thanks tbplus10 and murdog94. It seems like there is nothing I can do. I feel as if I should just wait to see if it gets worse. I don't want replace anything and not fix anything. :no:

    Thanks Again

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