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Old 05-21-2012, 09:09 PM   #18
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lol that's gonna be a fun bulletin to follow! And then sit on the phone with technical assistance for 2 hours...
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:17 PM   #19
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Since the bulletin asks if any mods are done, I wonder if GM could use it as an excuse to deny warranty coverage if the car showed that it has been tuned for example. Hopefully this wouldn't occur, but it would be something to be aware of.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:12 PM   #20
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I'd prefer a proper manual rack and pinion over electric steering
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:26 PM   #21
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:03 PM   #22
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The smartest thing to do is take it to the dealer!
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:59 AM   #23
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Ok...I removed the underbelly pan (16 bolts and 2 plastic buttons!) and checked the connections to the power steering going to the rack and tapped on the rack with a plastic hammer. Now, it works but I have no idea if this problem will recur. Nothing seemed loose and no weatherpack connectors appeared to have issues. I will have the dealer check it if I loose power steering again.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:06 PM   #24
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I'd prefer a proper manual rack and pinion over electric steering
Correct me if I am wrong, but the rack and pinion is basically the "same" for any vehicle. This one uses electric assist vs belt driven pump assist.

Unless you want manual, back to the 60s, no power assist steering, I do not understand what you mean?
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:17 PM   #25
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EPS is more efficient than traditional PS and they both can drive a rack and pinion assy
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:10 PM   #26
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Of course I will check the basics of the wires and associated fuses first; however, a trip to the dealer may be necessary. I stopped to get gas and when I restarted the car, the steering felt totally unassisted and then the error message of "service power steering". I pressed the ONStar button and they had no info other than to be careful and they saw the same error message on their diagnostics. Darn it
what number car you have. just curious as mine went out for a couple hours at 60 miles on odometer. i let it sit in the drive and it fixed itself, hasnt happened again in 1600 miles
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:11 PM   #27
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Correct me if I am wrong, but the rack and pinion is basically the "same" for any vehicle. This one uses electric assist vs belt driven pump assist.

Unless you want manual, back to the 60s, no power assist steering, I do not understand what you mean?
A manual steering rack, I am converting my s10 to it
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If the car is rolling pretty fast, you'd probably barely notice the loss of power assist...it's no big deal having no power steering above 15 mph.
lmfao!!! try driving one of these without the assist and report back to this thread.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:33 PM   #29
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:13 PM   #30
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lmfao!!! try driving one of these without the assist and report back to this thread.
Assist is very.....what's the right word....."minimal" at speed. Especially if you're in sport mode...When you're parked though, I'm betting the effort put forth from the steering rack could shift a house from it's foundation!!

Those front tires are literally IMPOSSIBLE to turn without power steering....

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Old 05-24-2012, 11:38 PM   #31
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Put me down for PS BS!!!!!

Well guys.. I got my car yesterday number 1218, and I have 137 miles on the car... ALL highway miles back from dealer and then to work and back today. Haven't even opened it up yet and as I was coming up my driveway into the garage my power steering dies!!!! I literally almost hit my wife's car while i was trying to turn in. I really hope it resets or something just got screwy in the ECM.. Happens to my 2001 ZO6 active suspension/traction control system.. After a few miles of driving, it seems to work fine... Gonna call dealer tomorrow and see what's up. Sigh... this car is so awesome, I almost felt it was too good to be true...not I fear that it might be. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come. Very disappointing....
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:31 AM   #32
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Fixed it! I think!

Not being completely familiar with the car and the electrical system quite yet, i started looking around the engine compartment... I happened to notice a small plug and wire clip/holder on the drivers side, right above what I think is the alternator that seemed to only be plugged in half way. I squeezed past the air box and rubber air tube and reached in and pushed on it and I heard a click. I started car and no more steering problem. I hope this does the trick.. Oh well. It worked for now! I hope this can be of use to someone else.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:16 AM   #33
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cool....take a pic of this mysterious plug just in case it may help. Thanks!
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Well guys.. I got my car yesterday number 1218, and I have 137 miles on the car... ALL highway miles back from dealer and then to work and back today. Haven't even opened it up yet and as I was coming up my driveway into the garage my power steering dies!!!! I literally almost hit my wife's car while i was trying to turn in. I really hope it resets or something just got screwy in the ECM.. Happens to my 2001 ZO6 active suspension/traction control system.. After a few miles of driving, it seems to work fine... Gonna call dealer tomorrow and see what's up. Sigh... this car is so awesome, I almost felt it was too good to be true...not I fear that it might be. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come. Very disappointing....
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