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I have a 1997 chevrolet k1500 pickup truck. Every so often when driving the steering feels like it's binding, and then all of a sudden it will **** to the left or right. It does it more at high speeds while slightly turning. The fluid level is ok. The pump does'nt make any noise. Please advise!

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  • Floyd Pringle
    Floyd Pringle Apr 28, 2010

    Thanks Kiltylake, I was told this information by someone else before deploying to Iraq. I just forgot it. I wiil replace the switch and let you know the results. Thanks again!



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Hello Floyd.
There is a sensor mounted on the steering column that is designed to regulate power steering pressure at highway speeds.
These sensors will go defective and create the problem you are experiencing.
The sensor is relatively easy to replace for someone that is handy doing mechanical repairs.
It is mounted inside the cab on the lower part of the steering column.
The shaft must be undone at that point in order to remove it.
Once you see the new part you will understand how it is removed and installed at that point.
That will cure your current problem.
Take care.


Posted on Apr 28, 2010

  • FUBAR Apr 28, 2010

    Thank you for the rating.
    Glad to be able to help.
    Take care.




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