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few questions

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by danz71, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. danz71

    danz71 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Whats up? I have a 98' chevy silverado ext. cab z71 with a 5.7.
    Is it normal for my fuel pump to be so loud? Some say yes others say what the hell is that noise? My truck does seem to suck down alot of gas but, Im not sure if thats normal either? Also there are two dents on my hood both are right where the hinges are. It look as though someone has tightend the bolts on the hinge to tight or maybe its from someone opening or closing the hood to hard/fast? Or maybe its normal? Anothe thing is hard to explain. Once in a while my stering seems to slip. It's like the opisit of what happpens when you loose your powr steering. It gets real lose only for a split second. I have 88,000 miles on my truck. Thank you in advance for any help.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2002
  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    can't help you with the rest but you must have a steering damper,looks like a shock that could be gone.
  3. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    On the steering problem, my money is taht you have a bad sensor in the speed sensitive steering on that truck. Somehow the steering is given more boost at low speeds so turning effort stays about the same across the speed range. If the sensor goes out or goes intermittent you will get the higher boost at any road speed. Makes for very twitchy steering when the boost kicks in halfway through a cloverleaf. Been there, done that with our 97.