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Steering issues

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Street, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Feb 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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    Street

    Street [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My truck has a nasty squeak when the steering wheel gets to the end L or
    R thinking its the power steering box but the rack p is something i have never fouled with. any idea's thx guy.

    Also does it almost right away when its cold out even before you turn it half way
     
  2. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:15 AM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    Check the Power steering fluid level first. If it's low fill it up.

    It could also be a serpentine belt. You mention "squeak" and not a "whine". Squeak would lead more towards belts. Check belt tension and belt wear.

    Could also check to see if the rack is leaking. If you can, take a needle and poke a hole in the bottom of a steering rack boot(s) and see if fluid drains out.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    Thx alot bud, the last owner had some white stuff ..hahahaa on the belts a type of lube stick stuff, i ve seen at walmart
    : Prestone Belt Dressing

    i ve used this and it works great but i never thought that the belts might be squeaking
    I am running a 245 R17
    thx bud

    i'll try all that
     
  4. Feb 6, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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    it pulley is stopping and the belt keeps going, sounds like a new steering pump :( o well new one should come in by next week
     
  5. Feb 6, 2012 at 12:13 AM
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    can you twist the belt past 90 degrees with your fingers. if the tension isnt right the belt will slip. if you can the belt is too loose. but hope everything goes well with the new one. if not psc has TC styles for our trucks. make sure you tell them its still has the rack on it not a box.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    Street

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    Looking to buy a rebuild kit...when looking at it I had my girl turn the wheel and the power steering pump pulley would stop and i have the nasty noise like most when the wheel gets to the end of its turn left or right.....I just don't want to hurt the rack. i rebuild kit is $11 vs $187 new and $40 w/120K used so why not just make a new one?
     
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