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First thing I would check is to make sure the belt tension is ok. If it is and you are having a hard time with power assist, make sure ball joints and tie rod ends are not sticky/seized. If all checks out I would suspect a weak power steering pump
Posted on Apr 06, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have had this same problem after thorough checking it ended up being a bad steering box. after replacing the box it was fine
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
power steering belt broken or fell off, or the pump is out of oil. The pump is down on the right hand side (passenger) between the fire wall and the engine. You should be able to see if the belt is still on. Check the resevoir for oil. It is on the same side. It's a little plastic pot with a dipstick. Let me know how you make out.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
The shaft in your power steering pump has broken. Your brakes work off of a system known as Hydra-Boost. If this shaft is broken then your steering and brakes are lost. I contacted GM after I had my power steering pump replaced and they sent me a check for the cost of my repairs. My truck was not under warranty or recalled but earlier models (2500HD) had been recalled for the power steering pump shaft. The pump was the same part number for my 2002 2500HD as the recalled years. Good Luck!
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
Push gear selector up past park and it should loosen up, or press hard on the brake pedal. Shifter up past park usually loosens it up. Common GM problem.
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
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