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Old 11-26-2005, 09:09 AM   #1
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Default Steering intermediate shaft going at 4500 miles..

I drove the GXP for the first time in a couple of weeks (wife'* car) and felt a clunk during sharp turns at low speeds. It sounds/feels like the steering intermediate shaft to me. I have an appointment on Tuesday to have the car looked at. I know this is a problem with these cars, but I didn't think mine would go out at only 4500 miles. Any comments?
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2 comments.

1. That REALLY sucks. Especially at 4500.
2. STICK TO YOUR GUNS. Do NOT allow a temporary fix of any kind. Make sure you know how many cars are afflicted, and how useless temporary fixes are. Have them replace it and over-grease the new one liberally.
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I've mentioned this before. I've had that shaft replaced twice on my 04 GXP once at 4500 and again at 9800. Called the service center and they don't have a lot of input on this problem. Had to replace that shaft on my 2001 ssei but that was at 32,000 miles.
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It sounds like GM has a fundamentally bad design with the intermediate shaft, and since these cars are discontinued, they don't plan on issuing a revised part that fixes the problem. If a part fails 3 or more times within the warranty period, does that come under the lemon law? I don't want to turn my car back in, but would use it as a threat if need to get a permanent fix.

I haven't heard of this being a saftey issue from anyone who has had this problem. Am I correct in assuming it'* not? Thanks for your replies.
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I just brought in my 05 GXP with 5700 miles in with the same problem. The dealer installed a new intermiediate steering shaft with what they claim was an updated part. I will probably be back in 6 months to have it replaced again. It only took one and a half hours to complete the work, including an oil change.
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I haven't heard of this being a saftey issue from anyone who has had this problem. Am I correct in assuming it'* not? Thanks for your replies.
I'm curious if this is a safety issue as well?
.... my steering shaft is clunking more every day.... (51,000 miles on my '04)
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Just noticed the same issue on my 05 with 6K on the odometer. Off to the dealer again.
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My dealer replaced the intermediate shaft. The click is now gone, but I don't know for how long. However, they scratched and dented my "B" pillar window trim, so I have to take the car back and make them fix it. I hate it the d*mn dealership damages the car when they supposed to be fixing it!
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Same here - intermediate shaft on an 04 GXP @ 19K miles.

Now I need front brakes and the rotors need to be turned. Huh? I drive 70 highway miles a day, and that'sa about it - no stop and go city driving and I need brakes at 22K miles?
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Same here at 6000 mi. There is a TSB, Bullentin NO:04-02-35-004C. Date 12-02-2004
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