Steering component clicking sound.

Discussion in 'Peterbilt Forum' started by REEFERman450, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. REEFERman450

    REEFERman450 Light Load Member

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    2019 peterbilt 579 ultra loft with 55k.

    Making a "clicking" or "popping" type sound when you turn the steering wheel and the engine is running. Sounds like it's coming from the ps pump housing or in that area but I could be wrong.

    Ive also noticed on my pretrip that a set of wire bands on the left front steer tire has also busted causing abnormal tread wear on the 2nd from the inside tread

    I've gotten grease jobs every 15k.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
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  3. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

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    Do you own this truck? Can you post a pick of the tire, At 55K you definitely have an issue going on. You may need to jack up the truck when greasing and move the wheel from one side to the other and get all around that kingpin, just keep pumping till nice clean grease comes out the bottom.
     
  4. REEFERman450

    REEFERman450 Light Load Member

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    Yes I own the truck.....its definitely clicking coming from the pump...and here's the drivers side tire.
     

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  5. atvtrailrider

    atvtrailrider Bobtail Member

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    Did you figure out the issue? I have a 2019 579 with 180,000 miles. No tire issues but seem to have a popping noise coming out of power steering gear box.
     
  6. P46

    P46 Bobtail Member

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    Did you ever find what the clicking sound from the pump was?
     
  7. REEFERman450

    REEFERman450 Light Load Member

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    Nope
     
  8. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Road Train Member

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    No idea about the clicking sound.
    The tire start cupping.
    I would check the tires balance. On both side actually.
    Today. In a independent competent tire shop, not a truck stop.
    The best check is with the wheel installed on the truck.
    Front axle lifted and the the wheel spun fast with a machine.
    Call ahead some tire shops in the area and find out who can do it like this.
     
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