This just happened-- driving truck and the steering wheel makes a rubbing sound when you turn it, to the right and to the left. We checked the power steering fluid and it was full. Can you help us with this problem?
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Re: 2001 Silverado Chevy Truck
Check your belt tension and also look for any leaks on the rack and pinion ,did you perhaps turn the wheel at all while the engine was off? or was the truck in a shop that may have done this, if so there may just be air in the system that needs to be worked out -jeff please rate
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Its called a "clocking spring" and yours may be broken. You may even be hearing a noise when you turn the wheel. Its under the steering wheel air bag. Its function is so that during an impact that sets off the air bag system it tells the computer what position the steering wheel has been turned to. This is so the bag will fire only if the steering wheel is within a certain number of degree's, left or right. Its much more complicated than that but, you get the idea.
Mostly this occurs on vehicles that see heavy driving use, and when maintenance is done on the steering gear and the disconnected wheel is allowed to rotate past its normal limits.
It is a complicated repair and not a job for the average driveway mechanic.
bent alloy, bent steel rim, broken belting inside of tire(caused from hitting a good size hole). lug nuts not torqued to correct ft lbs, outer or inner tie rods, toe/ cmber out of adjustment. Are the tires wearing? If not, forget the camber/toe
there is a problem with the steering shaft going to gear box 2 out of 10 trucks have this problem gmc and chevy ive done a few, its a dealer part, replace that first then see if the other rubbing noise is there, but the knock noise is the shaft, i had 2 with about that mileage they were out of warranty, good luck start there first.
Not the igniton switch, its the ingition cylinder and or the housing. The switch is not part of what you are really turning. It's connected to it via gears. The common problem is the key gets worn out and the tumblers wear also. Eventualy they do not line up right and will not make the "bar" drop in the cylinder to allow it to turn from the off positon. If you have the title in your name and the key has never been rekeyed or the code has been changed you can go down to a dealership with all of the info for the truck and they can cut you a key from the vin number. You can try that first before you put a cylinder and housing in it.
If the knocking sound is coming from the steering wheel area itself, then I believe it's the nylon bushing in the steering colum. My friend had the same problem with his truck. The other trucks we work on at the shop seem to have this common problem.
If it's sounds like its outside the truck, have the tie rod ends checked out.