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  1. Had to take my truck in to have some issues addressed. One of the items on that list was steering wheel groan or creak when turning lock-to-lock. The best way i can describe it is, when you turn the steering wheel to a lock at one end, as you start turning it back, there is this groan/creak sound. Funny enough, the loaner i had also exhibited the same issue so i feared it might come back as operating as designed. It turns out this was due to a noisy steering shaft seal. They refitted the seal and the noise is gone. If you are experiencing this and it's bugging you, it's not operating as intended and you should get it fixed.
  2. 2007 Silverado. Great truck, but the last 3 years I have been plagued with my truck sounding like an jalopy. Cold makes it worse. Turning...no, hitting big bumps...no, going over speed bumps...no. Just when applying brake making the front end go down...very bad creaking. If I go backwards and hit the brakes hard or soft...literally no noise...only applying brakes while moving forward. Very strange. Since creaks echo throughout the frame, it is very difficult to detect where the actual creak is coming from. Entire sway bar has been rebuilt with grease bushings, new Rancho shocks in the front and rear, even replaced the control arms (which was not a fun task). All of which made no difference (but I did have some control arm bushing play...so not a total waste). It's literally starting to drive me crazy. Someone recommended changing the leaf spring shackles...then someone else recommended looking into the steering rack bushings...then someone else stated it may be body mounts. I am truly tired of trying things that will not address the problem. It definitely sounds like a rubber creak...not metal. I figured someone here would have definitely had the issue like I'm having now. Thanks in advance! David
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