I have a truck with an extended CAB long.

Tiny
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  • 2002 GMC SIERRA
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Hi, I have a truck with an extended cab long bed with the 5.3 vortex motor in it. I just recently noticed that the steering was super hard to steer at rest but was fine when driving. I took it home and checked under the hood. The fluid for power steering
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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 2:29 AM

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Tiny
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Part of the post is cut off because you placed it in the title. Can you explain what is happening with the steering?
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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 2:49 AM
Tiny
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Hi, I have a 2002 gmc sierra extended cab long bed with the 5.3 vortec motor in it. I just recently noticed that the steering was super hardto steer at rest but was fine when driving. I took it home and checked under the hood. The fluid for power steering was all the way up on the plastic plug but had space in the resevoir. The belt was fine and is still in good shapewith no rips or anything. I leet it sit and cool off for about an hour and a half. I started it up and took a drive, it was fine for a while then when trying to pull in the drive way got super hard again, I parked it and noticed at idle the power steering wouldnt work but if I revved the truck up it would work fine. Please help, there is the rest
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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 4:11 AM
Tiny
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It sounds like the belt is loose. Are you sure it is tight enough?
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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 5:03 AM
Tiny
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It moves a little but there is olenty of tension, it almost sounds as if the belt is rubbing at some point though
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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 2:33 PM
Tiny
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I found out what was wrong, turns out the serpentine belt tensioner was out. Quick $130 to get it fixed. Thankyou for your help!
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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 5:30 PM
Tiny
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That is what I thought. The belt was slightly loose. Glad you got it fixed and thanks for using 2carpros. Com
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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 8:02 PM
Tiny
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Its now doing the same thing not 4 hours after being "fixed" the place is now closed. Now what could it be, could the belt be bad and isnt gripping the pully? Is the power steering pulley bad? I checked the oil again and after trying to steer it smells almost burnt?
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Thursday, February 9th, 2012 AT 12:10 AM

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