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Old 04-26-2014, 12:01 PM   #11
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On my wife's 03 Yukon, I just unbolted the shaft from the steering box, then used hand pressure to extend and retract the shaft a few times. That seems to re distribute the grease and quiet it down for a few months.

On my Dmax I just live with it.
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Old 04-26-2014, 12:34 PM   #12
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Unless there is a loose bolt or something else, the noise is not going to be anything more than an annoyance. If it was safety related there would be a recall, annoyance or common non-safety issue, there is a bulletin and usually a fix (even though it may be temporary).
Any dealer can pull recall and service bulletin info up with your vin.
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Old 04-26-2014, 01:26 PM   #13
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On my wife's 03 Yukon, I just unbolted the shaft from the steering box, then used hand pressure to extend and retract the shaft a few times. That seems to re distribute the grease and quiet it down for a few months.

On my Dmax I just live with it.
Just be sure and tie off the steering wheel so that it cannot make a full revolution, once you cut it loose from the steering box. Or else you will damage the clockspring, and thats a whole nother headache.

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Unless there is a loose bolt or something else, the noise is not going to be anything more than an annoyance. If it was safety related there would be a recall, annoyance or common non-safety issue, there is a bulletin and usually a fix (even though it may be temporary).
Any dealer can pull recall and service bulletin info up with your vin.
Best of luck!
Exactly.
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Unless there is a loose bolt or something else, the noise is not going to be anything more than an annoyance. If it was safety related there would be a recall, annoyance or common non-safety issue, there is a bulletin and usually a fix (even though it may be temporary).
Any dealer can pull recall and service bulletin info up with your vin.
Best of luck!
That's what father in law said. He's lived with it for years but don't want to have to try and convince a buyer of that. Chevy owners site showed service done and says no pending recalls. He's up to date.

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Old 04-27-2014, 12:28 AM   #15
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Just pull it off and grease it. It's safe to use, just noisy. Worked at a GM dealer, we did this before they started replacing intermediate shafts. Works for about a year.
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I have a 2001 1500 HD mine was replced twice, the second time was a redesign years ago hasn't done it since...125.00

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"On my wife's 03 Yukon, I just unbolted the shaft from the steering box, then used hand pressure to extend and retract the shaft a few times. That seems to re distribute the grease and quiet it down for a few months."

I had a 2005 Silverado that I did the same thing to. It would keep it quiet for awhile.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:19 PM   #18
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I have a 04 and it has Ben doing the same thing . It is the steering shaft
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I've had an 05 1500, an 03 Tahoe, now an 06 2500, I installed a grease fitting in all of them and shoot em up every oil change, never another SS noise.
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Trying to talk father in law into letting me replace it. Auto zone has it here for $72.00. He says we're chasing rabbits. I can't argue it with him. But still trying. I offered to pay for it, tho money isn't his issue.

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