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  1. Anyone else ever hear this noise when turning the steering wheel? I've narrowed it down to my steering angle sensor. I can get under the dash and move it around and it makes the noise. It also very clearly audible when you're laying on the floor board looking up at it. I've been driving around with it like this for thousands of miles and over a year. I haven't been in the mood to deal with the dealership any thoughts? I may try putting some cardboard pieces between the sensor and the housing like another guy on here did (he has a good video on youtube too). d
  2. I know there are a few different forums on this topic, but they seem to have gone dead. The steering in my truck clicks and clunks especially at low speeds, and the truck wanders on the highway. I am constantly holding the wheel to the left or right to go straight. I have had the intermediate shaft replaced per the service bulletin. After it was replaced some of the noises were reduced, but not eliminated and the truck will still not track straight especially at highway speeds. It almost feels like a bad tie rod end or ball joint, but the dealership said everything is nice and tight, and I che
  3. i have an 08 chevy silverado 2500hd with the 6.6l duramax. The issue I am having is that the bolt that connects the intermediate shaft to the column shaft keeps rubbing against the bracket for the column. To resolve the issue temporarily I can reach under and collapse or push the intermediate shaft back down thus backing the bolt down and it stops temporarily. I have replaced the intermediate shaft and it has changed nothing. I have attached a photo to show what I am dealing with. The yellow arrow is the bolt that keeps rubbing on the bracket that the red arrow is pointing at. The purple arrow
  4. Hello everyone I recently just installed a 3.5inch lift on my truck and ever since than my steering rack has been making some funny noises. Maybe it’s just me being paranoid but when I turn left and right it makes noises such as like I can hear the rack moving. It’s hard to explain the noise exactly. It’s not a strain or clunk or pop or anything it’s just like the rack sounds like it’s working harder than it was before. I can’t remember if before the lift and wheel it made this noise or if it makes it for anyone else. Also with the new wheels (22x14 on 305) my transmissions seems to kick a lot
  5. Hey guys, I just got my truck leveled or lifted whichever you want to call it. I went with the rough country 3.5inch lifted struts and their upper control arms. I have 2wd so I don’t need any diff drops because I don’t have a front diff. Anyhow after I got everything installed with wheels as well (22x14) I started to hear this clunk/pop sound when I would turn the wheel. Sometimes it does it when I turn right or left. Sometimes it does it when I’m almost at full lock or just a slight turn of the wheel. I had the guys check it out and they said it was worn endlinks so I replaced those but now i
  6. I have a 2020 HD Silverado Diesel. I noticed after several hundred mile a weried sensation coming from the steering column. When I’m driving down the highway for example and driving straight , when I turn the steering wheel slightly to the left of right I feel a slight vibration and is if there is play in the steering column. Like a disconnect feeling. There’s almost a slight grinding feel like it might be coming from the steering box. When I’m turning on a long turn left or right I can really feel it, negative feedback reverberating through the steering column. Dealership has replaced
  7. I replaced all ball joints on my 1999 GMC Sierra Z71 days ago. I ensured they were greased, and they all went in fairly easy. However, I have noticed the steering is noticeably tighter going down the road after this was done to the truck. I would describe the steering as stiff and much less responsive due to this tight feel, and because it is so tight it will not naturally rotate back to center after a turn. It tries to but the steering is just too tight. I figured I probably tightened the upper control arm before I tightened the lower but I went back and reassessed that. It did help a bit bu
  8. I posted this in the 40 page thread but wanted to get a new look so I copied it here. I have a 2017 Denali 3500HD with "loose" steering. I don't usually give my resume' but I think it is relative to this subject. For 12 years I was a professional test driver at a major competitor to GM. I worked in the suspension development group at a proving ground testing and tuning shocks, spring rates, stabilizer bars, tires, etc. My job was to dial in just the right amount of comfort vs handling vs steering response and feel. Why is this important? Because I am 100% confident I know w
  9. Hello all, I’m sorry if this isn’t posted in the right section but I couldn’t find any results for the problem I’m having. So a little bit of back story.... I have a 2005 Silverado 1500 2wd with 180,xxx miles on it, It’s a good old girl. I recently had a lot of work done to the front end, new rack and pinion assembly, new coils, shocks, spindles, new ucas, new upper ball joints and tie rod ends. I had a shop install on the parts because I don’t have a driveway to work in right now. All the parts replaced were stock oem parts, so well worn out. The truck rides great now much more controlled
  10. 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 operati
  11. I have a grant steering wheel assembly, but I need more insight on how to install. Watched a bunch of videos but couldn't find a good one for what I doing.
  12. I have a 2014 GMC Sierra 4x4 Crew Cab with the standard bed. I have the Rancho Quick-Lift front struts for the front that level the front about 2-1/4". I am looking at adding an additional 1" of lift front and rear. The rear will be either blocks or an add-a-leaf kit. The front will be done with strut spacers while also adding Upper Control Arms and a 3/4" differential drop kit to keep the upper ball joints and CV joints within factory specs. I am looking for something to help with the lower control arms, steering links, and sway bar end links or drop brackets to keep the rest of the suspe
  13. When I turn my steering wheel on my 2014 Silverado 1500 it makes a clicking noise. I can feel it in my steering wheel so I know it’s not coming from anywhere else except either something on the steering column or steering wheel.
  14. I first noticed a death wobble at 35-40 mph other than that it is good. I jacked up the front end and i have alot of play left and right but tight up and down. It seems like my idler arm has play and my steering box has some play. My idler arm, pitman arm, inner and outer tie rods are less than a year old. Wondering if it is steering link or steering box. I need ideas. Truck is a 2004 chevy silverado 1500 lt
  15. Hello everyone this is my first post. I drive a 2005 Sierra Denali with 170K miles the vehicle is stock. Today while taking a turn at an intersection I experienced TOTAL STEERING LOSS and ended up in a snowbank! No injuries or damages to the vehicle, besides my ego and eventually my wallet. The steering wheel completely disconnected from the wheels and drive train. After doing a small amount of research I believe this is a fairly rare occurrence. I am very surprised that this could occur under normal driving conditions. Anyone else experience this of have heard of a similar situation?
  16. Ive always had a moderate pull to the right when hands off the wheel. To drive straight, I have to hold the wheel about 1/2 inch turned to the left. I noticed the passenger right tire tread was chopped in irregular patterns, but they were old tires so I didn't care. I put off identifying and fixing the issue. I recently got the truck leveled and new, expensive AT tires. I got the truck aligned and was told it was "way misaligned," however the issue is still there, although a little better. I don't want to chop up these tires and want to be able to take my hands off the wheel and not start drif
  17. Hey all, Forgive my lack of technical terms when I describe this but I have been having an issue with steering lately. Whenever I turn backwards to the right at full lock like I keep getting a rubbing noise and a clicking. It feels like the truck is fighting itself to go backwards and it feels like the tire is trying to roll under itself . After going out and checking by the right tire and as you see in the picture below I have rubbing in these two parts. I was wondering if it was possible that the center link had been put in backwards causing this part to be misaligned? The last
  18. I am trying to figure out if it is possible to install a steering wheel from a 2007 Silverado into my 2000 Silverado. Reason for doing so is because (1) my brothers 2007 steering wheel is a lot more comfortable then the steering wheel I have in my truck and (2) it looks better. I am not here to have people hate on this. I may not even do this, but I am curious on if this will work or not. I have been attempting to do reasearch, however I am finding nothing, so: Will the 2007 steering wheel be able to be installed into the 2000? Will the airbag harness of the 2000 connect to th
  19. In regards to leveling these new GMCs (mine: 2018) is there a definitive answer on what the issues are? And specifically how to avoid the issue? I have fine tooth combed every forum possible and it’s like throwing darts drunk. I've heard it'll blow out the ball joints, the electronic steering gear, tie rod ends, etc. I've heard don't go over 1.75", don't go over 2.5", and even 2.25" is the limit before you'll have issues. I've heard it's from installation errors... Like no support under control arm when you knock the knuckle to separate the ball joint and
  20. Hi I've been trying to replace the pitman arm on my gmc Sierra 2500hd for several days now. I'm using the moog 4 master spline pitman arm and no matter what I try it will not go any further on the steering box there is about a 1 inch gap between the pitman arm and the steering box. I know this has been discussed before but I cannot find anything to help with this problem. Any advice will be appreciated
  21. Anyone with a 2017/18 who went the Bilstein route and had the steering popping noise? Seems this is the preferred and safest option. I've kinda made my mind up to go with Bilsteins instead of spacers due to the fact that I've read numerous cases of steering issues with spacers. Just figured I'd feel the water before jumping in. Thanks!
  22. Hey everyone... recently switched from a f150 to my 2018 elevation, love the truck so far but wana do some mods.. This post will be mainly on swapping the factory steering wheel to a leather one with volume control (gota have it lol) I got the base model in the pic below and just looking, who knows how to swap it and what it take to get it done. Also is it simply plug and play or will the car need to be reprogrammed to allow the controls to work with the radio. On another note if anyone has a good spot to get parts let me know. I got
  23. I am looking at tackling the infamous steering rattle in my 2011 2500HD. I plan on replacing both the intermediate shaft and the steering column bearing. I have located the shaft online, but am not sure if the column bearing Part # 905-512 will fit my truck. Everything online says no. Any recommendations? Thanks, Mike
  24. Everytime i turn on my truck i get a message saying ,"steering assist reduced drive with care" I took it to the dealer but they didnt want to work on it sence its lifted and all of the warranty is voided. Sounds like bs to me?? Any one with similar issue ?!?!? Its a 2017 silverado z71
  25. I know my truck came with Bilstien shocks and I bet GM didn't pay retail for them either! IS there a shock BESIDES Bilstien that will do the job? What's wrong with the usual Monroe, and others?
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