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

GMC Sierra 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 85,132 mi (7,000 mi - 239,985 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 56,700 mi

    noise (clunk) when go left or rigth, its feels in front suspension and im looking for a solution for this....

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  • 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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  • Visitor, , 186,000 mi

    clunk when 1/2 turn left

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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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  • 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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  • Visitor, , 7,000 mi

    Knocking in steering wheel....had a shop grease it for 20 bucks....ended it

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  • big snap and no steering

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  • Visitor, , 96,000 mi

    clunk noise in the steering wheel i have no solution

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  • Visitor, , 72,000 mi

    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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  •  Rookie

    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.

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