The only other thing I can think of AZ is a slipping belt. That will cause all kinds of problems, do you hear any squeeling in the mornings after you start it up? Other than tires squeeling.. :lol:AZRich said:Well, I took my truck in for service on Friday and I asked them to check out the power steering. I explained all the problems I was having and all they said was that they were unable to repeat the problems I was describing, so they did nothing. It would be difficult to adequately demonstrate the problems to them because most of the time the problems surface when the truck is cold. By the time I drive over to the dealership, the truck is warm and it behaves a little more normal. They did ask me if the steering problems occur when I brake, but I told them no, just when I'm going slow and turning. I don't know if he was trying to figure out if there was a rotor problem or not. Since then, I have noticed some vibration in the steering wheel while I'm turning and braking, but the vibration is also there at other times. Any suggestions?
I think my original guess to your problem was right. I would just chalk it up as a fluke. Whoever assembled the rack probably didn't install one of the seals correctly and or partially cut it, only making itself known as a problem when the pressures were high. I'm glad you took it back to them a second time so they could look at it a little closer. Thanks for letting us know.AZRich said:Okay, so I took the truck in yesterday to have them check out the steering problem again. I left it over night and they told me today that they need to keep it another night because the steering rack failed. They are ordering a new one that should be here tomorrow AM. Does anyone know why this would happen? I haven't read anything on any forums that indicate other people have had this problem. If anyone else has any of the same symptoms I've had, I would suggest getting it checked out...I'm no mechanic, but it sounds like a bad rack is a bad thing.