How do you replace power steering in a Chevy Silverado?
Reconnect the negative (black) battery terminal. Use a funnel to direct the power steering fluid into the pump, and pour until the fluid reaches the fill line. To make sure the power steering fluid is circulating throughout the entire system, turn on the engine and rotate the steering wheel left as well as right multiple times.
When to know if your power steering pump is failing?
Signs that your power steering pump is failing are if the steering wheel is shaking heavily, the wheel is difficult to turn, and you hear a squealing or whining noise. If you notice these signs in your Silverado, follow the steps below to replace your power steering pump.
What to use to replace power steering pump?
Place a drain pan beneath the pump to catch any fluid, and then disconnect the pressure line from the pump (see first photo below) using a flare nut wrench. If you’re careful and the nut is not too tight, you can use a regular wrench, but make sure you don’t damage the nut. If you are re-using the hose, cap the line to prevent dirt from entering.
How do you replace a power steering pulley?
The special puller consists of a split-ring flanged adapter, a ring, a puller bolt, and a puller nut with a flange. Slide the smooth end of the puller bolt into the hole in the pump shaft, and run the nut down to the pulley. Then place the two-piece adapter into the pulley groove and over the puller nut flange.
How to check the power steering fluid in a Chevy Silverado?
Fill the Silverado power steering fluid reservoir if the dip-stick shows that the fluid level is lower than the “hot/full” line. Close the hood. Chevrolet recommends checking the power steering fluid every other time you have your engine oil changed.
Where does the power steering fluid come from?
This is usually a relatively inexpensive maintenance item and these leaks can indicate future problems like bearing or pump failures. Another common location for a leak is in the hoses or tubing that carry the power steering fluid from the pump to your steering gear or rack.
What should I do if my power steering fluid is leaking?
You may have never considered your power steering system, or how it works so your first thought when you find a leak won’t be to check the power steering fluid level. The hydraulic power steering system in your vehicle is relatively robust so chances are it hasn’t broken before and has never left you working to get your wheels turned.