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Steering problems` whenever i need to steer for ex into a parking spot the truck shuts off, gotta pop it into N and turn it back on. does anyone know what the problem possibly can be? maybe take it to a mechanic?

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  • witek_r29 Dec 02, 2008

    how should i go about it?



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There is a switch on your power steering, that is called a power steering angle switch, that is probably shorted out.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

  • Look at the power steering line, find the switch, and unplug it. See if the problem goes away, if it does replace the switch.



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