Steering column clunking - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-06-2005, 10:12 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Niagara Falls Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,121
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
brianj is on a distinguished road
Default Steering column clunking

My 2000 with 47000 miles on it has a "clunking" in the column when I turn at low speeds. Is this the intermediate shaft problem? If so is there an easy or cheap fix for this, or is a trip to the dealer for a soaking in store for me? Also I think my front rotors are warped, the car shakes like hell when I brake coming off a freeway exit braking down from 70 mph. Any suggestions on what rotors to buy for replacement? They also constantly squeal at any speed unless I turn hard left or right. Hope that'* not a bearing already (47k seems like low mileage for a worn bearing already).
brianj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2005, 10:43 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: montreal, Canada
Posts: 1,108
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mike_peperni is on a distinguished road
Default

thats probably the intermediate shaft, ill do a vid of mine (it need replacemetn) before repair to show what is a bad intermediate shaft. Ill post it tomorow(if it clunk enought...sometimes it clunk more ,sometimes less)

An easy and temporary fix is to grease the intermediate shaft, i think you can do it yourself, but some more experienced members should tell you how since i dont did it my self.

As for the vibration at 70mph, i doubt its your bearing,

if it was a bearing you should always ear it (not at very low speed, depend how bad the bearing is) , while braking or not , its not a squeal its more like a vibration sound, when you turn on one side its louder and less the other side.

probably your rotor .
mike_peperni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2005, 11:08 AM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Palatine, IL
Posts: 239
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
TommyGloves is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
My 2000 with 47000 miles on it has a "clunking" in the column when I turn at low speeds. Is this the intermediate shaft problem?
I just had the same problem on my 03. It was repaired under warranty so unforntunately I do not have any repair info.
TommyGloves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2005, 10:46 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Union County N.J
Posts: 112
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MikeD is on a distinguished road
Default

Same here. Just had mine repaired under warranty.
MikeD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 01:22 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Livonia,MI
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vimal222 is on a distinguished road
Default

I had same problem and dealership charged me about $130 to replace grease packing and havent have any problem in last one year.
vimal222 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
clunking sound in steering possibly cradle mounts? trikeusa 1992-1999 10 03-22-2013 08:46 PM
92 SE (no ABS) steering clunking sound diagnosis Random 1992-1999 3 03-21-2008 05:14 PM
Steering Column bobcaller General GM Chat 2 11-06-2003 05:14 PM
Disconnected Steering column Jacket CyberBonneville 1992-1999 1 06-09-2003 06:12 PM
Loose Steering Column shortstuf212559 1987-1991 1 01-28-2003 10:18 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:10 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.