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When I make turns while steering its hard for me to do so…

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When I make turns...

When I make turns while steering its hard for me to do so when the vehicle is moving slow

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fluids?

All the fluids are fine that's the first things I checked

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

2004 GMC Envoy XL

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

I haven't tried anything yet. Don't know where to start. I have been working on it myself as long as it's nothing major

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

No I think that would be all

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: GMC
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GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
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GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

Do you hear any whining noise when the steering is turned?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I do
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
This whining only applies when making turns slowly. As long as I have some speed everything seems normal.
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

Does the power steering fluid dirty or smell burnt?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No it doesnt
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

Is it hard to turn to both side or just one?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Both sides
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

Does it happen more when engine is cold, warmed up or temperature does not effect?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Temperature does not affect this problem.
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

All the info points towards a weak power steering pump not circulating fluid at correct pressure when at low rpm.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
once I change the pump out everything should run normal.
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

It should. Also when you remove the pump check for any contamination or debris present. If yes, flush the power steering system to prevent any damage to new pump.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I will do so. I have had to change a power steering pump before but only because it cracked but never had this problem
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

This is a very common issue on these GM vehicles specially if aftermarket rebuild pump was used.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Alright I'll keep that in mind
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

Do you have any other questions?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
My check engine light is on for my 2004 Chevy Silverado.I have gotten it checked and one says it's the speed bearings on the hubs and another says it's the fume container that catches gas fumes from the tank. Can't think of the name at moment
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

Bearings cannot trigger the check engine light. I think you are talking about the evap canister when you wrote gas fume container. That i s a very common issue on these vehicles.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
that's what it is. I have bought one to change it out but not sure on how to do so.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I found the location, just wondering if I am suppose to pull it off or do I need any special tools
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

No special tools are needed and it is usually mounted with a metal or plastic bracket held by 3-4 bolts.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Mine is located on the fuel tank and slides off. I just am not sure on how to remove the hose
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

The hoses should have plastic ends with clips. Need to press the clips and pull the hose same time. Sometimes they are hard to pull since its not been removed for a long time.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
There are none. I have the canister with the grooves on them
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

Can you send me a picture of your canister? I can check and let you know.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have the as so mine must be different so it looks nothing like this
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

I can double check. Let me have your vehicle's Vin number.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I don't have that right now. But I was also told that the SS varies in some situations
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

What size engine do you have and is it a 2wd or 4wd?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Believe it's an 387 vortex v8 it's two wheel drive
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

Attached are the manufacture provided procedure for two different designs of canister available on this model.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The canister I am taking off is the same one I am putting on. I just was asking how and the best way to take it off
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

There is only one way to take it off, It will need to be removed along with the bracket. Once removed put the bracket on to the new canister and install it back.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Alright
GMC Mechanic: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

Good luck with your vehicle, And please don’t forget to rate my performance in the upper left corner otherwise i don’t get compensated. Thank you and have a blessed day.

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