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.Google+
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Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Steering May Develop Clunk Noise From Upper Intermediate Steering Shaft
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Problem
Average Mileage: 84,482 mi (13,000 mi - 160,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, 50,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, 80,000 mi
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.
Steering shaft making a clunking sound. Have not gotten it fixed yet would like more information if anyone can help.
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, 130,000 mi
Steering May Develop Clunk Noise From Upper Intermediate Steering Shaft
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, 83,000 mi
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...
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, 73,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, 75,000 mi
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.
Mechanic had seen a few of these before on chevy trucks. An intermediate shaft in the steering was replaced.
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, 13,000 mi
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.