I have a 2004 GMC 2500 4x4 and the steering pumps keep squealling , i've had the dealership change it 3 times . I s this sound wright or do you think the problem might be the steering box. What can i check to get to the bottom of this problem.
Already changed the power steering pump 3 times
Hello and thank you for trusting me with your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX X will do my best to help you with your GMC problem.Does the squeal happen more when turning one direction that when turning the other?
yes it squeals more when turning left.
Thank you for the additional information. This is a very common problem and is caused by the valve in the steering gear, not by the power steering pump. The steering gear will need to be replaced to correct the squealing when turning. I have repaired dozens of these trucks for this same conditon, it is always replacing the steering gear that has fixed the problem. If the power steering pump were the culprit, it would squeal equally in both directions. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask! Please remember to only rate my service when you are satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", please stop and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.I am not paid unless I get a rating of 3 to 5 Stars/Smiley Faces. If I have helped you with your question, please give me an appropriate rating so that I get credit for helping you.Thank you,David
Hello David you say the steering gear is this what I'm calling the steering box.
Yes, the steering gear is also called the steering box.
is the steering gear alsoreferred to as the steering box which is bolted to the end of the steering column and bolted to the inside of the frame and the bottom is to the drag link.
Yes, you are exactly correct. The steering gear bolts to the drivers side frame rail. It is at the end of the steering column. The bottom of the steering gear has an arm called the pitman arm. This arm connects to the drag link.
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