Steering May Develop Clunk Noise From Upper Intermediate Steering Shaft on Pontiac Grand Prix

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 132,548 (56,000–267,000)
6 model years affected: 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007
23 people reported this problem
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With every turn car keeps clicking and making noises..
Had the problem while under warranty. Dealer lubed intermediate steering shaft. Problem developed again after warranty expired. Dealer then reccommended replacing the intermediate steering shaft. Took some convincing but they finally agreed to cover the cost of the replacement. Problem solved to my satisfaction. There is a TSB on this problem.
WHEN DRIVING AND STOPPING OR WHEN I GO TO MAKE A TURN, I HEAR A CLICKING AND CLUNKING NOISE AND MY STEERING WHEEL VIBRATES.
When I turn the steering wheel (make a tight turn), there's a loud clunking/grinding noise each time.
Clicking sound while driving and slight vibration in the steering wheel. The clicking sound is a semi- constant, it occurs on any type of surface.
Noise from the steering shaft!!
Took it to dealer. he said it wasn't bothering anything, but if I wanted to, he can fix the noise.
clinking noise while i turn the wheel and when cold whining noise when i give it gas and turn but when it warms up noise goes away but the wheel clinking stays
little clunk turning wheel
Clunk noise in steering when I make a turn
Clunk noise in steering. Intermediate steering shaft replaced