"groan" From Steering Column When Turning?
Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:12 AM
My 2004 Sierra 1500 CCSB exhibits a "groan" or "moan" from the steering column when turning at low (near stopped) speeds. The noise isn't from the power steering system; the pump is quiet, fluid is good, box is good except for normal Chevy slop, and no leaks. I recently performed the intermediate shaft lube & exersise TSB to fix the usual knocking noise when going over bumps. This took care of that issue but had no affect on the moan. The noise actually sounds like it's from the column inside the truck. It can't be heard from outside.
Has anybody seen this before and know what to do? It's driving me nuts!
Posted 02 June 2008 - 12:20 AM
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:02 AM
Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:46 PM
Yup, had it in all my GM trucks, never worried much about it, just a quirk of the finish trim on the wheel I assumed. You are not alone, but it is nothing to worry about other than being annoyed at it. Turn up the stereo more often.
Had the same noise in my 2003. Thought I could lubricat the column somehow but that wasn't it.
I know it sounds like something rubbing in the column but actually it a gear in the steering box going out.
It vibrates up through the column an to the wheel.
I had a dealership replace mine and sure enough it stopped.
I fist thought it was the Ilink or maybe a broken clockspring in the airbag from over turning the column
when fixing the ilink, but it wasn't
It was the steering gear box.
It would have cost over $ 500.00 but the dealership was able to get me the GM good coustomer deal. $50.00
Posted 08 September 2008 - 11:20 PM
Posted 09 September 2008 - 07:20 AM
08 Sierra NFL Edition
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:08 AM
same problem starting here
The better question is... Who DOES NOT have the problem?
Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:32 AM
Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:34 AM
Posted 07 October 2010 - 12:16 AM
Here's what didn't help - greasing the ISS/replacing the column bearing with a green one/taking apart the steering wheeling and shooting white grease into the top bearing area/replacing the power steering fluid... although the last one cured most of the power steering pump squealing it had.
I even ordered a new ISS yesterday as the next step; however, today at noon I had the local Minute Lube guys lube up everything in the front end - immediately afterwards I noticed that the dreaded goose groan moan rubbing was gone. I tried to get it back but can't, I let it sit for hours and tried again when it was cool - still can't get it to do it one little bit! Get out your grease guns fellas!!
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:10 AM
haveent tried the WD40 treatment, usually fixes everything
Edited by KMGZ400, 07 October 2010 - 07:10 AM.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:11 AM
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Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:16 PM
Would switching to synthetic power steering fluid help?
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