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Is Your Silverado / Sierra HD Steering a Little Off?

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#1 Gorehamj


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:32 PM

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2016 Silverado HD owners continue to struggle with steering issues despite a Chevy TSB now on version "D."  This is not news to many GM-Trucks.com members who have reported the issue in our forums.  The TSB, #PIT5501, covers the general topic, "Steering Feels Loose / Excessive Lash / Fluid Leak At Lash Adjuster." Owners have reported that the fix does not seem to stick. A recent detailed overview by Mary Conway at Torque News, laid out the many woes customers are reporting widely on multiple forums. As the video below shows, the problem may not be limited to just GM's Silverado, but also the GMC Sierra & Denali, which of course has a lot of shared components.  


If this is a problem you had and have resolved long-term, we'd like to know about it in the comments section below.  





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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:57 PM

I just traded a 2016 Sierra Denali 3500 HD Duramax Crew Cab 8'box, single rear wheel truck yesterday. Bought it 1/2016 and it had 17,600 miles on it. Only warranty work on the truck was the Loose Accelerator pedal when I first picked it up. I wasn't loose, but I took it in for the TSB/Recall anyhow. 


I never had any issues with the steering being off or loose. I know it felt a little different than my 2015 Denali, but nothing out of the ordinary for the new system. I just picked up a 2017 Silverado LTZ 3500 HD Midnight Crew Long with the new Duramax.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:20 AM

i never had any issues

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#4 barry G

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:18 PM

My dad's 2016 is doing good.. might be 3k miles on it now.

I am an old steering box kinda guy, I do not like 87 subaru rally steer feeling in the big gmc...

but it is working just fine anyway.




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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:38 PM

Mine puked out a bunch of fluid and lost steering from 10-2 o clock... The dealer performed a TSB but didn't replace anything... They sent me down the road & I don't have much confidence in the fix. I'm expecting to be at the dealer sooner or later for another band aid... Other than this, the truck has been pretty solid.

Edited by 20Bowtie16, 11 March 2017 - 10:41 PM.

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