Steering Issues

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  1. joker2168

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    Hi Everyone,
    Was wondering if I could get some help advice. My steering is very tight when I let the truck sit for a number of days 3 or more. It is very hard to turn and when I make a turn it does not come back. I have had it to the dealer and they have ruled out any electric steering problems. But they wont go any further as I have a 4in Zones lift. Its my feeling that it is a shaft issue.

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  2. huntergreen

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    I read a post similar to this a while back. The power steering would cut out while driving. It eventually cut out all together an the steering rack was replaced. Took care of the issue.

    Btw, if I recall correctly, he was all stock.
     
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    I did look at that post. Wondering as it comes and goes if it is a rack issue?
     
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    flush the power steering fluid
     
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    The newer trucks are all EPAS. There's no fluid at all in the system since it's all electrically driven.

    It's possible what OP is experiencing is a failing motor in the system so replacing the rack would replace all the electronic bit's in there.
     
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    WOW thats stupid gives me more reason to never buy a new truck i would never trust a fully electric steering....
     
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    I would think it could be.
     
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    It's an electric assist,even if it goes out,you can still manually steer the truck,alibit just more effort is required.No different then losing a power steering pump or hose on the older hydraulic systems.
     
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    Since he is lifted and probably has bigger than stock tires, I wonder if they make a more powerful electric unit to help push and pull the tires and if it's worth the upgrade?? It does sound like an intermittent steering rack issue
     
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    If it is a rack issue. Does that mean the tie rods would need to be replaced? The reason I ask is the zones came with new tie rods and I could see why the dealer did not want to touch it.
     

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