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

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: 182,092 (116,000–298,778)
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
14 people reported this problem
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Loud clunking noise coming from steering column when-ever turning or backing up or going over rough roads. Going back to dealer to have it hopefully fixed this time for good.
The steering went off totally, it is really hard to move the steering wheel. I want to know if the steering wheel pump cracked or is just something else that needs to be fixed.
Thud and or clicking noise when making hard turn for parking. diagnosed by dealer after mpi inspection as "intermediate shaft popping and bearing in column noisy." replaced intermediate shaft and bearing. 6/4/14.
I have a 2001 Yukon and I have a clunking noise is my steering shaft. this is the same problem I have had fixed 3 times. The first was under factory warranty, secound I did myself (it was easy). The third was done under the extended warranty. It now has 150,000 plus miles and needs it done again.
Dealer said "not a safety issue, so people usually just leave it." Had them replace it before I bought it, then they discovered a RF hub needed to be replaced. I thought I felt something ~else~ clunking down there... good thing they gave it to us for the weekend for an extended test drive! :D