Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Problem Report

Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Steering May Develop Clunk Noise From Upper Intermediate Steering Shaft

(41 reports)

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.

Steering shaft making a clunking sound. Have not gotten it fixed yet would like more information if anyone can help. -
I have this problem too but Chevy tells me there is no recall. I can't get any help on any of it thru Chevy. I wish i knew the one who was able to get the recall so maybe i can get the information from them. -
Clunking sound and feel in the shaft. Especially going around corners. Independent garage printed a GM technical bulletin on the problem. Dealership said that since this problem on the early 2004 models, GM has replaced it with a closed joint, Which leaves us with the cost of repair for GM's design flaw. Truck now has 85,000 and I have not have it repaired. -
sounds like a clunking sound when i put shift on drive and release brake moving slowing forward -
Mechanic had seen a few of these before on chevy trucks. An intermediate shaft in the steering was replaced. -
Steering May Develop Clunk Noise From Upper Intermediate Steering Shaft -
Upon right turning a popping sound and feel. Dragging on turns. Only happens on right turns. Occassional grabbing -
About 2 months ago a loud moan/grinding sound from steering column when turning right (sometimes left) especially when you first crank and start out. Eventually, as truck warms up and goes the problem stops, but then the same thing happens next day... -
i started getting a clunk sound with a loose feeling when I had about 60,000 miles on my 2005 Avalanche. Called GM and they wanted me to go to a dealer and pay to have it inspected. No thanks! So I went to an independent mechanic who said the problem was in the shaft and it could be fixed for $300.00. He said it can be driven. So far I have not done anything. -
dealer replaced the upper intermediate steering shaft several times while under warranty. Also I think they lubricated it a few other times, that would reduce the clunk in the steering only for a few thousand miles, then it would be back. Chevy should have a recall for this defective design. When it gets bad enough I giuss I'll have to pay for the redesigned part. Leaves a real bad opinion of Chevy / GM. -
leaking fluid out of sterring box and hard steering wants to pull to left -
clunking noise started around 75,000 miles, I now have 325,000 miles and it still clunks. Best truck ever! -
hear a clicking noise while turning steering wheel left or right. -
My 2005 Avalanche has started with a loud knocking in the front end area, turns out after I had an independent shop diagnose the problem it is in the steering shaft. I could feel the clunking and vibration in the steering wheel, all at lower speeds and when making turns left or right. The mechanic said this was a design flaw and a GM recall but not a safety issue. Approx. $170 for part and 1.5 hr labor cost. I will check my ext. warranty to maybe cover this? -
Mine sounds like the same issue but have had no diagnosis yet. -
I've had my mechanic install some kind of lubrication kit on the shaft. But, he's unable to get the kit anymore, said it's been discontinued. I've had this kit installed every 6 months since I bought the truck, used May 2006. -
clunking noise when turning and knocking with slow accelleration -
steering made a popping noise when I would turn right. There is a recall for this. I took my truck to a dealer and they fixed no charge. Works fine now -
Had to lubricate steering shaft 2 times within 20,000 miles -
Mine was replaced under warranty. -
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