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03 Silverado 4x4 steerig box trouble

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by osr001, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. osr001

    osr001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Has anyones steering box on 02-06 chevy 1500 crapped out on them? I already replaced the pump thinking that was it, "NOT". Replaced steering mid-shaft, it was bad, but that`s a whole different story with GM. Truck has less than 50k on it. Does anyone know if GM helped w/warr. on these parts? I know they extended the warr. on the cats to 80k only after mine plugged solid at 40!
     
  2. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Yeah my 03 has been replaced 3 times. They cover it under warranty at the dealer till 70k miles. That's for the steering shaft. they were having problems with the box on the 4x4's but I have not had any issues with mine.
     
  3. osr001

    osr001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Do you know if GM is extending warr. or offering any help on the boxes?
     
  4. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    what is wrong with yours?
     
  5. osr001

    osr001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    very hard to turn. feels like a bad p.s. pump! How hard is your truck on rear brakes and rotors?
     
  6. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Yes very common stupid problems, mines been replaced.
     
  7. osr001

    osr001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Do it yourself? what it set you back $$? I try to do all my own maint.
     
  8. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Its not bad just machined and got new pads last year. I have a damn whining noise coming from the steering wheel, chevy said thats the bearings, they did that when changing the shaft out. Its weird tho that yours is hard to turn, have you narrowed it to the steering box?
     
  9. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    I have a 2000 and the problem was on those years too. I had to have the steering gear box replaced TWICE, the first one was a remaned box and was defective. They also replaced the PS pump. All thankfully under an extended warranty I had. There was a "service bulletin" about these issues, but not a recall that would have paid to have it fixed.

    Mine was stiff and would nearly lock up when turning sharp, like into a parking spot or driveway.
     
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    It was under warranty luckily.
     

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