Many times when the truck has lost all power steering and braking capability, myself or my family members who are driving have narrowly avoided accidents. Your Silverado 1500 should be parked on a level surface and your 5. Tip - Find a container to place the removed fluid in so you can measure what you remove and put back exactly the same amount, makes it easier than guessing. Source: wikipedia as a 'freon wiki' search in Google 0. Your power steering system helps you turn your steering wheel more easily. Invaluable tool to have, this one is quality made.
Freon is DuPont's trade name for its odorless, colorless, nonflammable, and noncorrosive chlorofluorocarbon and hydrochlorofluorocarbon refrigerants, which are used in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. In the 1990s, most uses of Freon were phased out due to the negative effects that chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons have on the Earth's ozone layer. Once you get the fluid lookin dandy, do a single extract and refill on the reservoir every oil change. Drive the truck for a week and do it again. Just rinse it out before switching lubes, like with engine oil. Power steering fluid is a hydraulic fluid that is used to pressurize the steering system.
Not a good idea to dilute any of those fluids. Hang it with hose down into a container to drain residual fluid before storing. The failure mileage was 150,800. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. They are part of a dealer network in 3 states, and they do tv commercials every 10 minutes, but they are rude, don't want to look anything up, and don't want to spend more than 10 seconds on anything unless they think they're gonna make a lot of money off of you. It is a good choice if you want to go with 100% synthetic fluid. The 'big city' dealer wouldn't even bother to track it down in their computer.
Or an aftermarket fluid that is an acceptable substitute? Freon, in this case dichlorodifluoromethane, was invented by Thomas Midgley, Jr. I turned the wheels all the way side to side a bunch of times every time I refilled before pumping out again. A power steering system that does not have an adequate level of power steering fluid will be revealed by one of a couple of symptoms: A knocking sound from the power steering pump is one indicator that the power steering system is not adequately supplied with fluid; but the most noticeable symptom of a fluid deficiency is the difficulty in steering the vehicle at slower speeds. The vehicle was not repaired. Freon, in this case dichlorodifluoromethane, was invented by Thomas Midgley…. Remove the cap and read the level on the dip-stick. In case you're curious, the DuPont trade name for R-134a is Suva.
If you do not have one, then I suggest you get one. I'm no engineer but I had a 2009 Silverado and never came across this problem. My grand prix had 170k on the original fluid and was going fine but I went ahead and pumped and refilled on it too since it seems I'm so damned experienced at doing it lately. Freon was initially developed in the early 20th century as an alternative to the toxic gases that were previously used as refrigerants, such as ammonia, chloromethane, and sulfur dioxide. The failure mileage was 12,000. The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado.
Checking the power steering fluid level in your Silverado 1500 is relatively easy and should be done once a month or if you are experienced difficulty turning the wheel or steering your Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while making a turn at a low speed, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The video above shows you the steps needed to check the power steering fluid level in your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. . The failure recurred on numerous occasions. Edited July 24, 2015 by Maverick Z71. An empty qt oil bottle that is see thru works great.
As I reach the bottom of the hill, I have to place the vehicle in park and it starts right back up but the fuel gauge stays at empty. While driving downhill, my fuel gauge light just comes on and the fuel gauge goes down to empty. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering pump needed to be replaced. Here is what you need to do the job right. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. I got a bunch of water in mine when I went in a too-deep creek, pumped it out and refilled 4 or 5 times and still see some water in it, never gonna get rid of it I guess but it seems to be working fine and no more noise after about the second time I pumped and refilled.
Just don't suck it completely dry or you'll pump air into the lines. The steering boxes can be adjusted, just depends on what needs to be adjusted. Diluting theses used fluids i have found especially in the transmission works many ,many years doing with good results!!!!!!!!! Ask me how I know. Then refill with new fluid. I change about 1 per week for customers, takes me about 15 min. I figured this might help flush more, I have no idea I might have been doing that just for fun. And when you have service done there, they have the brass to tell you to give them 100% ratings on the satisfaction surveys for the substandard work they did didn't fix the problem and broke something else! Chevy Silverado owners who experience steering difficulties may discover that the culprit is a less than ideal level of power steering fluid.