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Old 03-01-2007, 10:31 PM   #11
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Not a problem. Get it when you can. The immediate problem of having your car fixed is past. Also, if you could, let us know on the outcome of your vibration, too.
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Here are the sound clips. Sometimes it would sound worse but I couldn't get one any better than this. Car is now at my dealer for them to fix.

I was not moving when I did these.

http://s120.photobucket.com/albums/o...ngnoise002.flv

http://s120.photobucket.com/albums/o...noise001-1.flv

The vibration issue I was having is 99.9% better. I know now these tires are the problem for sure. The vibration that I felt in the car, floor and seat are totally gone. The shimmy in the wheel at 70 is now at 60 but if you didn't know it you probably wouldn't even feel it and it no longer pulles to the right. These tires are original from 2002, they have good tread but they are old and some new ones wouldn't hurt. I'll wait a while on that for now though.
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Thanks for posting the videos. That will be extremely helpful to anyone experiencing a similar issue.
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Is this about the the one in your signature that only has 19,000 miles on it?

And by the way, you might want to put the 'I' in front of "vory" to make it "Ivory."
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Excellent video. I am experiencing that same noise periodically. Will be most interested in the diagnosis and repair. Thanks
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I had that noise back when I bought my car, they said my rack was bad and replaced it. The noise is now back 5 months/10,000 miles later. It doesn't do it all the time like it used to, but atleast now I know what it is.

Let me know when you get it fixed that way I know it helped.
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Thanks for posting the videos. That will be extremely helpful to anyone experiencing a similar issue.
Can I edit the title so it will be searchable to anyone trying to find a thread with this issue? I don't think my title on this thread is going to help anyone searching for steering noise issues.

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Is this about the the one in your signature that only has 19,000 miles on it?

And by the way, you might want to put the 'I' in front of "vory" to make it "Ivory."
Yes, I just bought it a few weeks ago and I didn't notice this when I bought it. May not have even had a problem then and could have just appeared, I don't know. Not a big deal though, I did get the dealer to reinstate the GM Major Guard warranty so I can get my local dealer to fix it with a $50 deductible. I also found the passenger door speaker is blown so they can fix that too while they got it. Thanks, I can't seem to get this color right
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Yep. Those sounds are not indicative of the steering intermediate shaft but............
I had that same noise. A new power steering high-pressure hose solved my problem. Before they rip into your rack ask them if the hose could be the problem too. There is an updated reinforced PS hose to solve such a noise and vibration.

Does anyone have the TSB regarding that hose?
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Yep. Those sounds are not indicative of the steering intermediate shaft but............
I had that same noise. A new power steering high-pressure hose solved my problem. Before they rip into your rack ask them if the hose could be the problem too. There is an updated reinforced PS hose to solve such a noise and vibration.

Does anyone have the TSB regarding that hose?
Yeah the service writer mentioned that before they looked at it. They said that wasn't my problem after they checked it out though. They mechanic who is fixing it is has helped me many times before with my 95. He is probably the best mechanic they have at my dealer.
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Can I edit the title so it will be searchable to anyone trying to find a thread with this issue? I don't think my title on this thread is going to help anyone searching for steering noise issues.
Yes, you should be able to edit the title to something more descriptive.
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