1999 Chevy Silverado General Questions

Tiny
MNEWTON13
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 111,393 MILES
I took my pick up to the Chevy dealership to get a oil change. They went through an inspection and.
What is a steering rack? They told me it was leaking.
What is a tail shft? They told me it was leaking.
But, I do not see anything leaking when I look underneath, nor do I see anything on the ground?
I have tried to research what a steering rack and a tail shft is but I keep coming up with nothing concrete. Thanks!
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Friday, July 9th, 2010 AT 2:03 PM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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First of all thank you so much for your donation.A steering rack is what is used to turn your steering linkage I emailed you a diagram of it. Also your tail shaft is the end of your transmission where the drive line come's out. They could both be leaking maybe just not bad enough to be dripping on the ground.
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Friday, July 9th, 2010 AT 2:23 PM
Tiny
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Hi, IF the *DEALERSHIP* couldn't be more specific about what they found out was wrong, take my advice, FIND ANOTHER ONE ASAP!
That is the biggest piece of hogwash I've ever heard.
If the DEALERSHIP, which is probably charging you like $150/hr to 'troubleshoot' your probem, can only give you such VAGUE advice, in order to run up the BILL, I'd say, take it to someplace else.
Cars and trucks aren't ROCKET SCIENCE. These mechanics at the dealerships have an interest in keeping you there. They rely on their reputation as being among the 'best trained', and ' factory trained'.
Don't believe it for a second. The dealerships, supposedly, have the BEST trained mechanics, especially for their make of vehicle. They also have the best tools, and the proprietery software to dig into the cpu of the car. The cpu of todays car isn't anymore complicated than the cpu of the 1986 SPACE SHUTTLE. So if the service manager or mechanic gives you a vague answer or the run-runaround, RUN to a new mechanic.
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Friday, July 9th, 2010 AT 7:33 PM

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