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Truck pulls in opposite direction of steering wheel, under…

Truck pulls in opposite...

Truck pulls in opposite direction of steering wheel, under hard exelleration, in 4x4 on ice or snow much worse.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked your tire pressure? Is it a steady pull?

Tire pressure is good, no loose parts or noises, steers smooth.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chevy?

2006

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

1500 silverado crew cab 5.3

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Fix myself if possible.

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11/19/2017
Pete
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Does this occur at all times even on flat roads and when cruising or only under acceleration?

Let me know,thanks Pete

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
All times under accelerating, it doesn't happen when not accelerating.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Text is fine don't want to pay more to talk

Have you tried a tire rotation at all?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
New tires did same with the old ones.

I apologize for the delay.

Did you have brakes checked at all for any issues especially with a caliper hanging up and dragging slightly?I have seen brake calipers drag on a brake rotor causing this pull issue you have here.If this was already checked let me know.

Thanks Pete

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Brakes are good, feels like a power steering issue
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Doesn't just pull right or left its all over, you can't accelerate hard or its all over the road.

O.k.,I was leading to that as well just wanted to rule out these other items first.

There were two options in your model,standard steering gear as well as rack and pinion steering so im not sure which yours has.The first thing that needs checked in either one though is the tie rods to see if any have any excess play.You can jack up the front and grab each wheel and see if there is any play in and out or side to side.If there is check to see if the tie rod ends are moving around and if any are found to be moving the affected tie rods need replaced and an alignment done.If there is play but no tie rod movement then this indicates a wheel bearing failure needing replaced which was a common issue.

If no play at all then I suspect the steering gear has a fault in it pulling the steering under acceleration and would need replaced.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service,your 5 star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above).You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

Thanks Pete

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