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7.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$0.00
Average Mileage:
119,635 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. disconnect power wire to power steering pump (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace steering wheel speed sensor (1 reports)
1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 102000

C/K 1500 Silverado 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD MAKING A EASY TURN TO THE RIGHT, TRUCK DARTS TO THE RIGHT ALMOST TAKES ME TO THE DITCH. IF I HADN'T BEEN ON MY TOES I WOULD HAVE CRASHED BAD. CALLED MY DEALER WHERE I PURCHASED THE TRUCK, BOB PULTE CHEVROLET, I WAS TOLD TRUCK WAS NOT COVERED FOR A REPAIR. I WENT TO A LOCAL MECHANIC, WAS TOLD TO PULL THE POWER WIRE OFF THE BACK OF TE POWER STEERING PUMP. I DID THAT AND PROBLEM WENT AWAY. I HAD SEVERAL CLOSE CALLS BEFORE FINDING OUT HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM. I FEEL GM SHOULD HAVE RECALLED THESE 1998 TRUCKS AND REPAIRED THE STEERING PROBLEMS. SEEMS TO ME THAT GM JUST SOLD THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THESE TRUCKS KNOWING THIS PROBLEM EXISTED.

- , Lebanon, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 012012

C/K 1500 Silverado 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,906 miles

I had this happen to me this summer while towing my fifth wheel camper. Didn't at all like what happened, as it was way too easy to over steer the truck. I did some homework online and talked to a few auto parts stores around town. They said a common failure is the "steering wheel speed sensor" which is located at the base of the steering column. It's a small, grey plastic round shaped thing with a 3-wire harness coming out. This little guy activates the speed compensated power steering. When it's worn, it thinks it should have more power steering, even while traveling at highway speeds. This is what gives you the lurch, or the over steer. I replaced this, and voila! It worked. I did all the same as you did; had the suspension looked over, but never replaced any parts. My truck has all original shocks, ball joints, tie rods, etc...It's never been off the highway. Take note that this part is usually only available at the GM dealer, and cost me roughly $140. Hope this helps!

- , Swift Current, SK, canada

problem #1

Nov 152010

C/K 1500 Z71 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

thought i was the only one ,but looky here there's more people. WOW i thought i would have hear of this one . Bought from father inlaw and with 100,000 miles. little AC work but for a back road beater is problem free teal now. I ask the local Chevy dealership in town, and he said brake booster problem, because of the vacuum line feed off of the unit?( is what i got out of it). Glad i didn't start throwing parts at it. Till it get's worse, i'll try to fix it later than now.

- , Terrell, TX, USA

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