|11-15-2010, 06:13 AM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
steering broke while driving
This morning, after taking my daughter to school,I went to make a left turn,and half way through, the steering wheel popped and I had no steering ,ended up in the neighbor,s yard. The wheel turns free as if its not connected to anything. Had this happened just about any other time, it could have been deadly. Anybody ever heard of this? I,m starting to not like this truck. A month ago, the shift cable broke while making a 3 point turn. That was aggrevating enough, but this could have wiped out my family. The truck is a 2005 silverado deisel.
|11-15-2010, 08:44 AM||eBay Motors #3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: So. Cal
Is the truck lifted-?
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|11-15-2010, 08:55 AM||eBay Motors #4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
dont keep turning wheel. there's a clockspring wire for you air bag. odds are you broke it already, but you dont want to chance deploying air bag.
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|11-16-2010, 05:30 PM||eBay Motors #5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Honda rider, you were right. The mechanic said my tires don,t help by being 325/65/18 nitto terra grapplers. he says the wide tires put more strain on the parts that broke. I understand that, but it still should not have broke. I live in Palm Harbor,Florida and you can,t swing a dead cat without hitting a lifted anything. I would think you,d hear about more kamakazee silverados wreaking havoc.
|11-17-2010, 11:51 PM||eBay Motors #6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Irwin PA
Wow that sucks to hear. Them dont break often so Im glad everyone is ok :coo:
2006 Silverado 2500HD LBZ CC SB
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|11-18-2010, 12:37 AM||eBay Motors #7 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Glad everyone is ok... Curious to see what you find, I think you need to start upgrading some suspension parts.
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|11-19-2010, 06:41 PM||eBay Motors #8 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
the same thing has happend to me in okc. thank god i was turning into a parking lot when it happend. i was running the same exact tire nitto terra grapplers 325 65 18. front ends on these trucks suck there not stout enough. im running 37 13.50s now lol oh well. and i would also recommend getting everything on your front end checked out cause odds are theres other stuffs wore out to and its ungodly expensive.
|11-26-2010, 10:41 AM||eBay Motors #9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
i had this happen to me as well. my pitman arm bolt broke off and it dd the same thing you described. lucky i was backing out my my driveway when it haappened.
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|09-17-2011, 09:15 PM||eBay Motors #10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: new london mn
same crap happend to me today on the way home from bow hunting turning off a highway and went off a steep bank thought it was goin to endo and ended up in a small pond thankfully it wasnt deep...
04 lb7/lml, black gmc ccsb, lifted, 35's, twins, more fuel....
motor died 3-13-13.....
reborn with lml bottom 9-10-13