2001 Chevy Silverado Steering rubbing

Tiny
NEWTC84
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 65,000 MILES
I have a 2001 Chevy Silverado 4x4 with the 5.3 liter V8 and 65000 miles. I recently bought the truck and did an oil change. While I was under the front end I decided to grease the zerks. Shortly after I noticed a rubbing noise when turning at slower speeds, almost as if the power steering fluid was low, but it was not. I had a 2002 truck almost identical to this one before, and I experienced the same problem only after I started greasing the zerks. My question is, if there are different kinds of grease, maybe I am using the wrong one, or if Chevy uses a special kind to lube their vehicles. What could be going wrong?
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Saturday, September 27th, 2008 AT 8:31 PM

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Tiny
JACK42
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No, they dont use any special kind of grease that could cause this problem. Does it make the noise the same on right and left turns? Does the p/s fluid smell or look burnt? (Dark in color) if so you may want to flush the p/s system and use fresh fluid
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Monday, September 29th, 2008 AT 2:10 PM
Tiny
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It makes the noise pretty much the same left and right, but seems to be more obvious and common when turning left. I will check the steering fluid, and maybe flush the system. Thanks for the help.
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Monday, September 29th, 2008 AT 5:20 PM

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