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    EZ Dock of Long Island Shibby1485's Avatar
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    The infamous GM truck steering wheel knock

    My parents are away in London for a week visiting my brother that's studying abroad there since they haven't seen him since christmas.... so in the meantime i'm holding down the fort and trying to take care of a few neglected things around the house for them being the nice guy i am...

    i want to take care of my dad's truck for him. 2005 suburban.. the usual GM steering wheel knock. we had a 2000 burb that did the same thing, the 05 did it within 6 months also, they "fixed" it under warranty with some grease and following the advised stroking procedure of the bushings...

    well the knock is back worse than ever...

    anyone else have experience with getting it repaired? ... we're 2 months and 2,000 miles out of warranty but i'm HOPING since it's a repeat problem maybe they'll fix it

    anyone know what the permanant fix is for this yet and what needs to be done exactly? want to make sure i get it fixed right for him while he's gone and pray i can get it done under warranty, otherwise i guess i'll see how expensive it's gonna be

    Thanks


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    see below...
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    Shibby this is where I look for my FSC this should help....http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/...archid=2364365

    If not just start a thread.....It seems a common thing in the GM.

    http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/613382-post6.html (I think this might fix it ? I dont know tho....)
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    yup, I am very familiar with it. Here is a how to fix. I am also a member on the forum http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/index.php )
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    Remove the lower steering shaft (from the gearbox, slides out of the upper assembly) and grease the crapo out of it. GM says use a special grease, but we always use regular axle grease. Some extreem cases require the replacement of the shaft.

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    ah, excellent!!

    you guys are the best. i'm gonna push for shaft replacement... just the lube kit was already done, and it worked for less than 6 months before it came back...

    if they wont cover it under warranty for me since it's a repeat issue, then i'll just buy the replacement parts and bring the truck to work and have my co-worker give me a hand with the job


    thanks for the info my friends

    STEVE

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    yup, thats common for it to come back. I lubed my wife's yukon XL steering shaft once and it lasted 20K miles. I went ahead and asked for the updated replacement shaft late 2005 early 2006 is when it came out and we have not had a problem since. Its been over 60K miles since then.

    P/N 19153614
    I-shaft P/N 19155614 has been designed to replace previous designed dampened and non-dampened I-shafts. The physical difference in the yoke size will accommodate all vehicles listed in this bulletin.
    The TSB/ corporate bulletin is Upper Intermediate Steering Shaft (I-Shaft) Assembly) #00-02-35-003M - (01/31/2007)
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    gotta love GM... hopefully my trailblazer wont do the same thing!

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    Common these models

    Models: 2002-2006 Cadillac Escalade Models

    1999-2007 Chevrolet Silverado Models (Classic)

    2000-2006 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe Models

    2002-2006 Chevrolet Avalanche

    1999-2007 GMC Sierra Models (Classic)

    2000-2006 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL Models

    2003-2006 HUMMER H2


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby1485 View Post
    if they wont cover it under warranty for me since it's a repeat issue, then i'll just buy the replacement parts and bring the truck to work and have my co-worker give me a hand with the job
    If they give you greif about covering that under warranty ask them for General Motors phone number and give them a call.

    My dad is on a first name basis with them. He calls them complaining all the time and they always work something out with him.

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