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Steering Column Repair/88 chevy 1500 sticky steering


On my 88 chevy I replaced the steering column with one from a recker. The truck it came out of was drove in nothing wrong with it. The truck I put it in sat for 2 years, now my steering is sticky grabs the first three to four inches left to right then is smooth but stiff. Feels as if it's grabbing behind the wheel. Is there a grease or something or is it my power steering pump.

Hi Matt:

It sounds like a power steering problem, but the best way to determine the location of the issue is to disconnect the column at the gearbox and then see if the column sticks by itself.  If not, then it's in the power assist, not the column.

I hope that helps

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Douglas Gan


My specialties are stolen vehicles, steering column and ignition locks repair, airbag service and installation and diagnosis. My work includes both domestic (USA) vehicles and foreign designs.


30 years owning a company that specializes in steering columns, ignition & airbag related problems

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