Steering May Develop Clunk Noise From Upper Intermediate Steering Shaft on Cadillac Escalade

The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft.  Our technicians tell us that you should check with you local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.

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Average mileage: 93,063 (1,000–180,987)
6 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2015
15 people reported this problem
problem details
2004 Cadillac Escalade 120,000 mi,
Sometimes when I make a sharp left turn, there is a clunking noise in the wheel.
2015 Cadillac Escalade 1,000 mi,
Crack noise when turning.
2003 Cadillac Escalade 54,000 mi,
There is a vibration and clunking feeling when turning the wheel at slow speeds going downhill. The dealer replaced the steering intermediate shaft (said this is a redesign for this vintage of Escalade and the common solution) but that hasn't fixed the problem.
Steering wheel locking and going left and refusing to turn right.
2003 Cadillac Escalade 132,000 mi,
When I go to make left hand turns , only time it makes noises. Have not fixed it as of yet.