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Old 07-22-2021, 01:28 PM   #1
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Question Weird steering issue

Like that title says, its weird. When im turing the wheel at slow speed like an intersection or parking lot, the wheel seems to chatter/pulsate as im turning it to the left. As if the actuator is not moving smoothly, but jerky instead.
Didnt see any other posts about this, just steering dying. Been doing it about a year and seems more noticeable on loose pavement or grass. Do you think my actuator is having issues and sticking?
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Old 07-22-2021, 01:56 PM   #2
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Your 2016 has electronic power steering.(EPS). It doesn't use fluid. Instead it uses an electric motor to power the rack and pinion. I think your electric motor is wearing out and needs replaced.
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Old 07-22-2021, 02:02 PM   #3
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yeah i remember now its electric. Sounds like the motor is having issues then even with only 18k miles. Weird how it only does it turning left, (extending the shaft i believe).

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Old 07-22-2021, 02:40 PM   #4
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There was a recall on the steering rack for 2016. Did you have your's fixed. It has something to do with a bolt. I would check your VIN and see if the recall was ever fixed.
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Old 07-22-2021, 02:43 PM   #5
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There was a recall on the steering rack for 2016. Did you have your's fixed. It has something to do with a bolt. I would check your VIN and see if the recall was ever fixed.
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Old 07-22-2021, 10:49 PM   #6
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There was a recall on the steering rack for 2016. Did you have your's fixed. It has something to do with a bolt. I would check your VIN and see if the recall was ever fixed.
Great tip. Would be interested to hear how this works out.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:37 AM   #7
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It has something to do with a bolt.
Anyone have specifics on exactly what is (potentially) wrong with the power steering? I think the recall just says, "may lose power assist." I think I read at one point that the position sensor in the unit might fail. I have not been in a hurry to have mine replaced (2017 2SS).
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Old 07-23-2021, 04:19 PM   #8
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Like that title says, its weird. When im turing the wheel at slow speed like an intersection or parking lot, the wheel seems to chatter/pulsate as im turning it to the left. As if the actuator is not moving smoothly, but jerky instead.
Didnt see any other posts about this, just steering dying. Been doing it about a year and seems more noticeable on loose pavement or grass. Do you think my actuator is having issues and sticking?
Here's the recall (2017):
https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/201...9V086-8145.pdf
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Old 07-23-2021, 04:28 PM   #9
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I was going to suggest that, too, but it states model year 2017 only, and OP has a 2016, so I'm not entirely sure it's applicable.

CR says the impacted build date range is from July 1, 2016 to May 19, 2017, which looks suspiciously close to the entire 2017 model year to me.
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I was going to suggest that, too, but it states model year 2017 only, and OP has a 2016, so I'm not entirely sure it's applicable.

CR says the impacted build date range is from July 1, 2016 to May 19, 2017, which looks suspiciously close to the entire 2017 model year to me.
It effected my Camaro and it was built in March/ April 2016.
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