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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: 85,226 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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  •  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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  • Visitor, , 29,030 mi

    installed PN19153614 Clunking went away but 20K miles later excessive play in steering wheel from U-joint in new shaft!

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 112,589 mi

    clunk type noise comming from steering shaft

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