Steering May Develop Clunk Noise From Upper Intermediate Steering Shaft on GMC Yukon Denali

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 126,257 (20,000–270,000)
7 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007
28 people reported this problem
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During steering i hear a clunking noise that is every irritating. Is there a solution, anyone???
After driving 30 mil the noes starts when i make a turn but only after it heats up
clunk sound from upper steering column when making a turn
The clunking noise happens when I turn sharp and hit big bumps.
Have a 2002 gmc yukon denali xl, makes a clunk noise when turning specially when getting into a parking space.
Steering clunk noises, returned to dealer, loose holes at bolts to frame realigned and retightened
It happened to me. Clunk in the steering as I would turn.
intermidiate steering shaft was replaced. This also happened to my 2003 Chevy Tahoe. Still own them both. Other than this both SUV's flawless.
My steering made a clunk noise and my steering went out - as a result I went over a 250 ft embankment, luckily I walked away with minor injuries compared to what it could have been. God was with me this morning!
clunking noice from steering shaft
Clunking problem in the steering wheel
This is the second time this problem has occurred. The first time it required a joint to be replaced.
steering column rattle in slight turn.
I have the rattling noise described What is the solution I have an 01 Denali xl
I notice it getting louder when turning. I have replaced every front end chasis part and even put brand new bilstien compressor and shocks front and rear and I still get this clunking sound. Very irritating. Just wondering if this is just part of the GM laundry list of vehicles.
Same steering column clunking noise.