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Old 10-25-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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How do you get to that shaft to grease it?..i searched the forums...
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I don't think greasing the steering shaft is a normal maintenance procedure. What brought you to the conclusion that it needed to be done?
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clicks a lot and I heard it can be greased
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Clunking of the intermediate steering shaft is a common issue with the 2000+ Bonneville. The procedure for greasing the shaft is found here:

https://www.gmforum.com/mechanical-1...cement-285548/
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I don't think greasing the steering shaft is a normal maintenance procedure.
Actually, it is a very common maintenance procedure on the 2000+ Bonnevilles. There is even a lot of discussion on various forums about replacement shafts GM has made available that are supposed to correct the issue. IIRC, greasing the shaft seems to only be a temporary solution at best. I haven't seen any posts on this issue for quite a while, but at one time it was coming up almost on a daily basis. Do a search for "intermediate shaft" and I think you would be amazed at the number of threads that come up.
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Well how about that! My apologies sir.
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clicks a lot and I heard it can be greased

Like 2kg said, you might be happier with doing a replacement compared to greasing if the grease doesn't solve the noise for long. Getting in there is work either way.

I haven't checked cost, but Rockauto.com is a good place to shop quality brands for the price plus delivery vs local.
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I just got done doing mine... Using the GM grease kit that comes with the plug to push the grease down in the shaft..

I used instructions from a different site that had pics more geared for a 2003... The instructions above really aren't that close to what you will see. They look like they are geared for the pre-2000 Bonneville.

I did NOT clean the shaft before putting the new GM grease in. It did work much better when I got done, but wish I could have flushed the old stuff out, dry it somehow or wait, then put the new grease in. I really think the grease GM is using sucks..

I picked up a F150 with the typical truck- driveline slip yoke "clunk" which is actually a similar problem as what you feel in the steering right now.. Everyone is using Mercury 2-4-c Marine grease with Teflon which I bet is a better grease than GM.. I will be pulling my shaft once again and going this route as it has already popped once or twice..

Hope this helps..
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Ivory03, if you do it again please post pictures of the process. If, as you say, the write up we have is not suited to the 2000+ Bonnevilles it would be good to update it based on your work.
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Ok, this link below is what I used to do my intermediate shaft lube job on the 2003. I didn't need to take pics. It'* from another forum so I was just hinting above that this exists since its not from this forum. Very good writeup-

http://www..com/forum/suspension-steering/topic217.html

Only thing I might add to these instructions is to go ahead and shift the car down to 1st gear to get the linkage out of the way while working under the hood.


This is the Teflon synthetic grease I wish I used that I had from doing a slip yoke lube on the truck.. IF you haven't had the GM lube kit for doing this intermediate shaft lube previously, you don't have the cork to plug the hole and force the grease down in the shaft.. Obviously, you can improvise..

Quicksilver 2-4-C Lubricant with Teflon from Wholesale Marine

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