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Old 04-26-2011, 04:46 PM   #1
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If I turn the wheel from side to side, I hear a clicking noise from the right front side. I can hear it when the car is sitting still, just turning the wheel with the engine at idle.

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sounds like it could be the intermediate shaft
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Anything I can do to further diagnose it?
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can't find much on it and i never had the issue in mine but here is the R&R info
https://www.gmforum.com/mechanical-134/intermediate-steering-shaft-repair-replacement-285548/
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I'll probably go ahead and remove and grease it, but I'm not sure why I hear it from the passenger side
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before ya go and do that check out your tie rods on the passenger side. it'* also possible that your steering rack loosened up a bit
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Don't just check the tie rods, check out all the ball joints (both sides - noises can be deceptive) and have a look at the strut tops as well.
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Yes, the IM shaft clunk is very localized to the steering wheel and you can feel it as well.
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