tahoe steering speed sensor

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Old 04-26-08, 06:53 AM
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tahoe steering speed sensor

Anyone have instructions on how to replace the steering speed sensor on a 97 tahoe. thanks
 
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Old 04-26-08, 05:11 PM
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library/chilton. just out of curiosity, as i have 2000 silverado, and it's the same animal - what the heck is steering speed sensor? what does it do?

the only speed sensor that i could find is transfer case speed sensor. i have that for you, if you want to.
 
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Old 04-26-08, 07:42 PM
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The steering speed sensor is located on the steering column just above the brake pedal. It is donut shaped with a 3 wire plug. I believe it controls steering pressure according to vehicle speed. When they go bad the steering wheel will actually slip without turning the wheels. The steering column above the brake pedal needs to be separated in order to slide the sensor off, but after removing the bolt that runs through the steering shaft at that location, I have been unable to separate it.
 
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Old 04-27-08, 01:26 AM
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When they go bad the steering wheel will actually slip without turning the wheels.
Not entirely true. The manufacturer must install safeguards against this to comply with federal safety standards. You will however, lose "Speed-assist" features, or the steering may become sloppy from too much assist, but rest assured, you will not Lose steering ability From a defective speed steer sensor.

Anyway.....Replacement involves lowering the steering column of of its mounts...I believe there are 4 of them. If you have already removed the "PINCH" bolt from the shaft, the column should slide back off the shaft with a mild to moderate "TUG"".
 
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Old 04-27-08, 03:12 AM
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You know the more I see all this crazy junk on these new cars the more I wonder who the heck thinks of all this cr+p. Why do we need a steering wheel speed sensor? It to me is just one more thing to fail.
In the old days just plain old power steering got the job done. .
 
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Old 04-27-08, 09:04 AM
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thank you for educating me on this.
so, that's the piece:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-98...QQcmdZViewItem

glad i do not have it. indeed, michael van, indeed. though it is great to have all the little thinimagigas and dohinkies and watchamakolaks in them cars - and chevy is just obsessed with packing all kinds of items into its vehicles - it is all good under one cisrcumstance, if it lasts. it ain't, so less is better.
just like dante said - roads in hell are paved with good intentions.
as of who thinks of this crap, i have answers for you: - it's good selling bs; - it's good for manufacturer, as it all lasts just about 1.5 miles past the warrenty, and then oh so much zoo-zoo we are making fixing all that we put in. i am not saying it's designed obsolence, but it pretty much darn looks like it.
 
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Old 04-27-08, 09:40 AM
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Actually ....Speed sensitive steering in a full sized Pickup or SUV, works very well.

As I understand it, It is supposed to provide a "UNIFORM" response curve over all speed ranges. A quick snap of the Steering wheel at 60 MPH will usually cause a rollover, but enhanced by the speed sense system , the vehicle maintains its stability, while providing the same Steering effort as a casual Lane Change.

I agree , the more Junk you throw in, the more that is likely to go wrong, But Consider this. A comparable vehicle 20 years ago, that was basic and simple, was about 1/3 the price.

Would you be willing to pay 3 times the amount for 20 year old Technology?
 
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Old 04-27-08, 04:03 PM
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1/3 less

Yes I would love to pay 1/3 less for a less high tech car. The way I see it all the fancy smancy dodads like this steering sensor, tire pressure monitor,ABS, etc are all goverment mandated junk. Heck I recall when a factory service manual came in one book now it comes in 3. I dont mind all this stuff if it were an option. But heck now they have cars that when a drop of rain hits the windshield the wipers turn on. Has it come to this that people are to lazy to turn them on when it rains? same goes for auto on headlights.
I guess that is why I drive a plain jane no power windows no power anything 5 speed manual gearbox tacoma. Oh yea I do have A/C cause I am getting older and TX is hot.
 
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Old 04-28-08, 10:39 AM
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no question safety measures are good; and if you want to drive with no hands and car do it for you - go for it, just don't blaim the car when you end up being lazy to the point of developing diabetes.

that's not the point. point is - it is all well, when it WORKS. and for long time. otherwise, it is nothing but secure future for automanufacturers that not only sell you a car at 3 times their cost, but keep milking you 5wise on later repairs.
 
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