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gmc stiff steering

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by miketturbo, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. miketturbo

    miketturbo Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Does anyonh have this issue,my 96 2500 pickup 6.5 diesel its hard to turn the wheel with the blade on in the up position,feels like no power steering.once i start to roll its ok.
  2. t.i.b

    t.i.b Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    02 2500hd 8.1 and 95 2500 5.7 both are like that. i think its just alot of weight on the wheels with the plow up.
  3. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    Pretty common thing to happen. Mine does it a little if I'm on dry pavement at a dead stop trying to turn the wheel. Get rolling a little first, then start your turn. I'm pretty sure you have hydraulic power assist steering so that fluid needs to be moving to relieve the stiff feeling in the wheel.
  4. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    I am not sure how safe it is but I took my tires for 35 to 40PSI and try to roll when I am turning and it helps alot.
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Different generation of truck but the prognosis is the same. Recent thread
  6. miketturbo

    miketturbo Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    thnx guys,i'l try the lucas additive.
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Not Lucas...Lubegard. Makes a difference... :waving:
  8. Lowell_Ma_Snow

    Lowell_Ma_Snow Member
    Messages: 60

    My 2000 GMC 2500, 6.0 is a tough steer till I get rolling and I added a back drag blade which adds more weight.
  9. m.williams

    m.williams Member
    Messages: 52

    yea when you add 600+ pounds to the front end of your vehicle of course its gonna be harder, imagine having someone on the handlebars of your bycicle isnt it 100xs harder to turn.