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Old 12-17-2005, 07:57 PM   #11
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Assuming it is an intermediate shaft, is this a safety issue if left alone or just annoying?
thats arguable, as a developing comdition it is just an annoyance, however the problem COULD progress to the point of a u-joint failure in the shaft ultimately eliminating your ability to steer. the odds of this actually happening are slim to none
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Yeah, mine'* finally starting to sing. I'm just going to ignore for now, maybe I'll lube it in Spring.
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This seems to be a problem with ALOT of 00+... any chance of a recall?
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Don't even try. It'* a lost cause. Many have tried.

Much of the satisfaction you get even under warranty is totally dependent on the quality of the dealer'* service department where you go.
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Thanks for the info. guys. I work with a former GM-certified mechanic so we're going to at least take a look at it and see what we think. Doesn't bother me a whole lot but if we can fix it I'd like to.
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Thats odd you have a 2000 w/only 14k miles??
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I have the EXACT same issue with my '02 SSEi. been in the shop several times and the dealer still has yet to fix. Only clunks to the right.

I am looking in my paperwork to verify if they have replaced. Still under warranty

Does anyone have a Service Bulletin on this I can take to the dealer?
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Weird,on my '01 the clunking is more prominent when turning to the left.
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Yep, 14K miles. It was my grandmothers. I was very surprised to hop it in and notice a "clunk" with such low miles.

Clunk aside, I am impressed with it'* performance. I'm pretty sure it could take my '96 Cutlass Supreme.

Thanks for the info. guys. Hopefully my mechanic friend and I can shed some light on it and at least figure out if it is the shaft. I'll post what we find out.

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Yep, 14K miles. It was my grandmothers. I was very surprised to hop it in and notice a "clunk" with such low miles.

Clunk aside, I am impressed with it'* performance. I'm pretty sure it could take my '96 Cutlass Supreme.

Thanks for the info. guys. Hopefully my mechanic friend and I can shed some light on it and at least figure out if it is the shaft. I'll post what we find out.

--Mark
im pretty sure it will turn out to the be steering shaft... keep us updated
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