Power Steering and Oil Sensor


Old 10-01-06, 01:13 PM
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Power Steering and Oil Sensor


I have a 1999 Chev. Z-71 PK w/ the small V-8 automatic. The problem that I am having is that the steering is hard to turn to the right but turns to the left normally. I've checked the fluid level and that is fine. I put the PK on jack stands and can turn the wheels to the righ w/o any difficulty. Where should I start?

Also, on a side question. The same PK has a low oil level light that is on and the oil level is fine. I had to replce the starter and suspect that I may have damaged a sensor unit. Is the oil level sensor going to be the beige plastic "thingy" below the starter going into the oil pan or is it the wire that I had to disconnect above the starter that goes into the block? ***I'm hoping that it's the lower one--I used my yearly allowance of bad language taking that starter off*** If it is the beige thing does it just screw out?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 10-01-06, 01:27 PM
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Not sure about the oil light, but there steering problems seems like a possible worn rack n pinion.
Old 10-03-06, 01:37 PM
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There is no rack and pinion on this truck. I seem to have pressure from my power steering pump since it will turn left with ease and am leaning towards the steering gear box. Any thoughts?
Old 10-03-06, 02:39 PM
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the oil level sensor is in the oil pan, some vehicles have to have pan removed to replace sensor some don't. not sure about yours maybe someone else can answer that.

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