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Squeek at Full Turn

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Boss, Jun 15, 2000.

  1. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Just wondering if this is normal or not. When I turn my Blazer at full turn, left or right, it makes this squeeking noise, but when I let go of the steering wheel, the noise stops. It only happens when I am turned all the way and I keep it all the way, I don't have to be moving either. What could cause this? I don't think it is severe, that's why it took me forever to post it, but it was just a little embarrassing the other day when I was pulling out of my parking spot and a bunch of hot chics were walking by and SQUEEK SQUEEK.
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  2. Balou

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    try fixing the P/S belt!

    Balou
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  3. RaisedK5

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    My moms malibu does that, acctually it did it 9 years ago durring my drive test, the inspector thought it was funny, its just he p/s belt, if its not tight enough, is slips when you get to full lock and the pump gets loaded up, just tighten it, or put on a new belt, or try some belt dressing.

    RaisedK5

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  4. Boss

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    Cool, thanks for the info guys. I'll check that tonight.
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  5. Jason73K5

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    You should never try and hold your steering at full lock either way, what is happening is that your gearbox and pump are fighting against the stops on your axles, causing a lot of stress in the pump. This is also what causes fanbelts to wear out abnormally quick.
     
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    That noise is your power steering pump screaming for mercy. You're telling it to try to bend your frame and it's saying "but I can't!!!!!". NEVER hold the steering wheel so that the steering mechanism is against the stops. Your hydraulic pump (the steering pump) is capable of putting out 1,200 PSI. When you're holding the steering against the stops, that pump is working way too hard for nothing. Back off on the wheel an inch or two and the noise will magically stop. [​IMG]

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  7. Laurie

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    Hey Balou:

    Just so you know. I had same noise problem and your suggestion was right on target. Tightened belt today and NO MORE NOISE. [​IMG]

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
     
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    Could be the mouse in your pocket....hehehehehehehehehee

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  9. Laurie

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    Tehehe [​IMG]
     
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    that was the truck whistleing at the chicks!!!
    as mentioned before , NEVER hold at full lock. it only takes about 8-15 seconds to boil over the oil in the pump, soon after that the oil molecules break down and by then you would be better off having water in the system for lubrication.

    Knife.
     
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    How many of you all have changed the oil in the p/s pump? How often? I was just thinking, the only time I ever changed the p/s fluid was when I replaced my motor, and that's only cos I bumped it and the cap wasn't on, so I refilled it. That makes it....... well, once in the last nine years!

    creepin' and crawlin'

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