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My truck is hard when turning left. I got a chvey alvanche

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My truck is hard when turning left. I got a chvey alvanche 2005.
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Customer: When I turn to the left it's hard but when I turn to the right it's easy.
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Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Replacing the power steering lpump.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  chevygeorge replied 9 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I'm here to assist you today.

Expert:  chevygeorge replied 9 months ago.

It sounds as if you having a problem in the spool valve area of the steering gear. There are Teflon seals inside the gear that tend to wear and will cause the gear to bypass, losing assist in one direction. Is this loss of assist at all times of does it do it more cold or hot?

Expert:  chevygeorge replied 9 months ago.

I've had some luck flushing these gears in the initial stages of noise, when they are moaning or making a rubbing noise, but by the time they get to losing assist, it is time to replace the gear. If you have some miles on it, it might be a good time to replace the pitman arm, as these wear, and usually have to transferred to the new gear.

Expert:  chevygeorge replied 8 months ago.

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