Steering May Develop Clunk Noise From Upper Intermediate Steering Shaft on GMC Sierra 1500

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: 85,885 (7,000–239,985)
9 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
53 people reported this problem
23 people shared problem details
Had the same clunk in steering, unbolted the steering shaft where it telescopes and pushed it in and out 10 times bolted it back together and no more clunk!!!!
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at low speeds around corners the steering wheel seems to slightly pop, kinda weird and feels cheesy
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noise (clunk) when go left or rigth, its feels in front suspension and im looking for a solution for this....
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Very noticable clunk and loose feel at low speeds. Took it back to dealer and they claimed to replace steering shaft. A few hundred miles later the same sound started again. Took it back to dealer and they claimed to replace steering shaft again. A few hundred miles later and same story. Contacted dealer and they said thats all they coud do. im just having to live with an 06 GMC Sierra with only 45000 mile on it driving like it has 200000 miles on it! I will sure remember this experience when I'm shoping for my next truck!
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500120,000
steering clunking when turning left especially. still not repaired; but suspect steering shaft
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I complained to the dealer about this problem and the greased the steering and noise went away for a while, then came back. The dealer did this several times and then magically after it was out of warranty the part needed to be replaced at my cost. The part is over $200 and the labor will be twice that. I had the same problem on my 2000 Sierra.
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installed PN19153614 Clunking went away but 20K miles later excessive play in steering wheel from U-joint in new shaft!
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2006 GMC Sierra 1500186,000
clunk when 1/2 turn left
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Knocking in steering wheel....had a shop grease it for 20 bucks....ended it
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Replaced intermediate steering shaft with upgraded part from NAPA
All of a sudddened after using 4WD on gravel road after turning off before hard surface road - front end or steering develop led harsh metallic noise when wheels turned hard right or left regardless of road speed . Faster you drive Linder the turning noise . No leaks all fluids look good . Breaks work while turning wheels with no change of noise intensity . What could it be . Stumped in NC
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big snap and no steering
clunk noise in the steering wheel i have no solution
bought truck with 26000 miles like new. noticed clunk in steering column immediately on test drive. Seller shrugged it of as normal. Now has 107K miles and still makes same clunking noise at low speeds. I just shrug it off. It hasn't gotten worse and I am having no related problems. Hoping to find answer but not a big deal.
2001 GMC Sierra 1500100,000
There is a clunking sound when I slow down quickly But most of the time when I start turning from a stop the clunk usually happens the most. feels like it is in the steering and coming from under the drivers seat.
2005 GMC Sierra 1500112,589
clunk type noise comming from steering shaft
clunking noise in steering wheel when turning left and right
CLUCKING NOSIE IN STEERING CLOUMN WHEN MAKING A TURN
I heave problem steering noise and ifeeling a clunk in the steering
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