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Old 07-31-2006, 11:33 PM   #1
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Our 2000 SSEi, 2000 SLE, and my 01 Aurora are all having the same problem. When driving at slow speeds and turning, we are all getting a vibration that comes from the front end of the car, and you can feel it in the floorboards and the steering wheel. For example, today it happened as I was turning left accelerating out of a parking lot. I've felt the SSEi do it in a parking situation. It'* not ISS related, as that'* a clunk/click in the steering wheel... this is a VIBRATION. Any ideas what it could be? I know it'* power steering related, but I don't know what a remedy may be.
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This part of a TSB. Perhaps this could be what you are experiencing?

Steering - Vibration, Shudder, or Moan Noise

File In Section: 02 - Steering Bulletin

No.: 99-02-32-007A

Date: February, 2001

TECHNICAL
Subject:
Steering Vibration/Shudder/Moan During Parking Maneuvers on Dry Pavement (Install Power Steering Pressure (Inlet) and/or Return (Outlet) Hose Assembly)

Models:
1995-99 Buick Riviera
1997-2001 Buick Park Avenue, Ultra
2000-2001 Buick LeSabre
2000-2001 Pontiac Bonneville

This bulletin is being revised to add the 2001 model year and to update the parts information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 99-02-32-007 (Section 2 - Steering)

Condition

Some customers may comment on a steering vibration, shudder or moan noise when steering during parking maneuvers on dry pavement.

Correction

Install a new power steering pressure (inlet) hose assembly on the following vehicles:
^ 1995-98 Buick Riviera

^ 1997-98 Buick Park Avenue and Ultra

Install a new power steering pressure (inlet) and return (outlet) hose assembly on the following vehicles:
^ 1999 Buick Riviera

^ 1999-2001 Buick Park Avenue and Ultra

^ 2000-2001 Buick LeSabre

^ 2000-2001 Pontiac Bonneville Diagnosis

Important : In diagnosing the above listed vehicles, do not overlook other obvious repairs prior to replacing the hose(*).

1. Verity that the power steering pump reservoir is full.

^ If fluid level is low, till and check for leaks.

^ If power steering system has air in the system, perform the "Bleeding Air from Power Steering System" procedure as described in the Power Steering System sub-section of the Service Manual.

Important : When performing the "Bleeding Air from Power Steering System" procedure, it is important that the front of the vehicle is supported by the lower control arms. If the vehicle is not supported by the lower control arms, the procedure may cause the strut bushing to dislocate and cause new concern.

2. Verify that the accessory drive belt is in good condition and that the pulleys are not bent or damaged.

3. Verify proper belt tension and operation of the belt tensioner.

4. Check for power steering hose ground out conditions.

5. Check for good engine idle and correct engine RPM.

6. Check to see that the rear transaxle mount does not have a plastic assembly aid installed which is used for assembly purposes. If the assembly aid is installed, remove the assembly aid and install the rear transaxle mount.

7. With the vehicle on dry pavement, maneuver the vehicle in parking positions. If the steering vibrates/shudders or moans in this test, replace the power steering pressure hose and/or the harmonic balancer.
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that sounds exactly like the problem. thanks Archon!
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Glad to help. And you're "lucky" enough to have the problem on all of your vehicles.
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