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clunk in steering coloum on 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Moving steering wheel back and forth when driving and at stops slight clunking noise coming from coloum[old Chrysler mechanic]GM tsb for after market intermediate shaft.Girlfriends car its not that noticable to me she tuned into it,old chrysler products had almost same clunk was intermediate shaft noise.Thanks Bob PS all plastic covers are on shaft so I do not think the ujoint in the shaft is rusted and no play in steering and bj te and sway bar links good
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Steering wheel/column clunking or rattle is more frequent while hitting bumps or on hard turns. This could be due to a couple of components, one being the steering column (bearings), Intermediate shaft preload, and Intermediate shaft. Sometime, just realigning the steering column rectifies the condition