This should be a warranty related issue. Contact the dealer.
I asked the question and should have realized that the answer would have been to start with a dealer as it is probably a warrenty item. Problem is, the truck was purchased by my deceased Dad in Texas and I am in California. But I will call a Chevy dealer to see if it still falls under a warrenty which is active. Thanks CB
Well, if you have the same problem mine has, it's the steering mechanism. The CV joints, the tie-rods, etc.... Or it could be a simpler problem like the tires being out of balance. But I would check the steering no matter what.
When the steering wheel unlocks,the shifter sometimes does not..Turn on key,see that the steering wheel is unlocked,then turn the wheel back andforth till the shifter releases.If it won't release,the plastic component in the column is broken. . .Very rarely does the plastic break,it just gets worn,thus making it hard to release. . .Parking on a hill without the Ebrake is what causes this to wear. . .Pull the upper column apart and replace the plastic mechanism and you will cure the problem. . . . . .
No, my steering is fine.
You will need to have the codes checked for your steering system but most of the time the problem is a bad steering position sensor which is located at the bottom of the steering column on the inside of the car. I have seen defective YAW Rate sensors cause this problem but very very rare.
Steering wheels are generally locked from the ignition switch. It is supposed to lock only in the OFF position. If you steering locks in any other key position, you likely have a problem with the linkage rod or cable that connects the ignition lock cylinder to the steering column. You have to take apart the dash and possibly the steering column to fix this.
One common problem is a faulty steering position sensor. This $60 sensor, located at the base of the steering column (inside the vehicle), tells the variable assist power steering how fast you are turning the steering wheel. When faulty, it will cause lurching and surging in the steering - feels like loose parts.
i had the same problem open the cover and you will see two plastic white gear and you can just pull it out and change the position because the gear got flat due to wear and tear so just move it the other side and you will be fine
problem with power steering 1994 Pontiac grand am 2.3L
If you have a tilt steering column the movement is caused by the tilt mechanism literally coming apart. I had several cars with that problem, I went to a junkyard and bought replacement columns that were in good condition and replaced the entire column.
check the ignition switch on topof the steering column
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I have the same problem, and I just chose to live with it. You need to have access to the switch mechanism, and have a good look at it. It is most likely a worn out/broken plastic somewhere, so it may be fixable with epoxy to reconstruct the worn out thing. You need to take off the plastic covers around the steering column, and get to see it. Only then you'll know whether you can fix it, or if you need to replace something.
Could be tie rod or steering gear problem.
Steering shaft. Gm part number 19153614
what is the problem with my power steering on astra automatic
Try turning the steering wheel hard before and while turning the key.
You might want to check your power steering fluid
It is held in by a plastic cover underneath the dash just left of steering wheel. Just use a screwdriver and remove the attaching screw It is held in by a plastic cover underneath the dash just left of steering wheel. Just use a screwdriver and remove the attaching screw
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While pulling on the handle as if to open the hatch, take a screw driver and pop the locking mechanism/latch to the open position. It should work no problem.
The body's primary mechanism of homeostatic regulation is negative feedback. This mechanism recognizes the problem, identifies the correction, and changes the variable.
You can adjust the steering box some. Or possible ball joint problems. If the problem is lurches and surges in the steering (can feel like loose idler arm, loose ball joints, etc.), one common cause is a faulty steering position sensor. This $60 sensor at the base of the steering column (inside the vehicle) tells the variable assist power steering how fast you are turning the steering wheel.
You either have no/low power steering fluid in your car, or there is some other problem with the power steering, such as a leak in the tube.
The problem is probably in the steering gear. Clogged passages in steering gear. Leaks in steering gear.