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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    So this morning was the first time i test drove the K5 I am looking at WHEN IT WAS COLD OUT...It was like 30 degrees I think.Anyhow, when you would turn the steering wheel, it felt like the power steering was very jerky, and it also caused the belts to squeel a little bit. It had none of these symptoms when it was warm out...Is it just a loose belt or is the power steering pump goin south?
    Thanks again,
    Chris

    I am about to purchase (i.e. this week [​IMG], 11/15/2001)a 1987 K5. I am so excited. I has a 4" lift, 33's, Flowmaster, & pretty to boot
     
  2. txbartman

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    When it is cold out, the pump will have to work harder. The grease in the joints is thicker and the fluid in the pump is as well. You should hear the rear suspension on my Firebird when the temp drops below 40!

    When the pump has to work harder, it can tend to cause the belts to squeal a little. You may tend to get similar results when sitting still and trying to crank on the wheel.

    I'm not saying that the pump may not be going out, but what you described is common, I feel.

    Brian
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  3. tRustyK5

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    Most likely the belt isn't as tight as it should be.

    Rene

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