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Intermediate steering shaft u joints are binding

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SOURCE: Steering Binding

Hello Goldwinger.
Yes it could be an axle, It could also be the strut tower The strut bearing is on top of your strut and could be a problem I have seen it before and also the Axle do that, I don't think it would be the steering rack because I think it would do that either way you turn the steering wheel. I would stick with your first thought. Axle, sure sounds like an axle, The Clicking is usually the First indication of that. So I would take it out and check it or just replace it and I think that will solve your problem. If not get back to me and when I get in from the Shop I will check back here and see if you got it or not. Thanks Goldwinger and hope that helps you out some what. Bear001

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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SOURCE: The power steering light is on in my 2007 Pontiac G5 Coupe

did you check the sterring fluid under the hood????

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Vibration in steering wheel

sounds like it could be the ball joints binding up

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: knocking in steering column in 2003 gmc sierra

Yes it will. GM has new replacement upper intermediate shaft for around 55-70 dollars depending on where you buy it. Took about an hour to change. Instructions with pictures on internet. Lock steering wheel so it does not move or you will break air bag sensor wire. They sell a pin to insert into steering wheel to lock it into place. Hope this helps

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Intermediate Steering Shaft

clunking coming from steering cloume left or right turns, car not moving! they say I can lube it, where?

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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Sounds like an intermediate shaft. The universal joint on the shaft is partially seized up and when turning it, it binds up in certain spots. Usually evidence of this is seen on the u-joint in the form of red rust dust but not always. To make sure disconnect the shaft at the steering rack and articulate the u joint and check for binding.

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The front wheels of the vehicle must be maintained in the straight ahead position and the steering column must be in the LOCK position before disconnecting the steering column or intermediate shaft. Failure to follow these procedures will cause improper alignment of some components during installation and result in damage to the SIR coil assembly. 1. Raise and support the vehicle. 2. Remove the stabilizer shaft. 3. Remove the tie rod ends from the steering knuckles. Caution: Failure to disconnect the intermediate shaft from the rack and pinion stub shaft can result in damage to the steering gear and/or intermediate shaft. This damage can cause loss of steering control which could result in personal injury. Notice: The front wheels of the vehicle must be maintained in the straight ahead position and the steering column must be in the LOCK position before disconnecting the steering column or intermediate shaft. Failure to follow these procedures will cause improper alignment of some components during installation and result in damage to the SIR coil assembly. 4. Disconnect the steering intermediate shaft from the steering gear.

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the power steering reservoir on this car is on the passenger side, back of the motor, far down. you will see a small cap with a picture of a white steering wheel. keep looking, it's difficult to see but it is there!
as for the noise, my first suspicions would either be upper strut bearings, or possible a lower control arm bushing pulling out of place. failing those, could be a seizing tie rod end or ball joint. very unlikely, but not to be ruled out, is the intermediate steering shaft (what connects your steering wheel to the steering rack). a mechanic with a good knowledge in suspension diagnosis should be able to pick off your problem. if you wish to continue diagnosing yourself, a mechanics stethascope can be very useful to hear wear the steering linkage is binding. good luck!

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Here is a check list I have my technicians use for diagnosing this kind os issue. Increase in Effort While Turning Steering Wheel Step Action Yes No 1 Did you review the Power Steering System Description and Operation and perform the necessary inspections? Go to Step 2 Go to Power Steering System Description and Operation 2 Verify that there is an increase in effort while turning is present. Does the system operate normally? System OK Go to Step 3 3 Check for the following tire related conditions: ? Incorrect tire inflation--Refer to Tire Inflation Pressure Specifications in Maintenance and Lubrication. ? Improper tire size Did you find and correct the condition? Go to Step 10 Go to Step 4 4 Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information. Check for a binding or worn tie rod end. Is the tie rod binding or worn? Go to Step 7 Go to Step 5 5 Check for a worn or binding intermediate shaft. Is the intermediate shaft worn or binding? Go to Step 8 Go to Step 6 6 Check for a worn or binding steering gear. Is the steering worn or binding? Go to Step 9 System OK 7 Replace the outer tie rod end. Refer to Rack and Pinion Outer Tie Rod End Replacement . Did you complete the repair? Go to Step 10 -- 8 Replace the intermediate shaft. Refer to Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement in Steering Wheel and Column. Did you complete the repair? Go to Step 10 -- 9 Replace the steering gear. Refer to Steering Gear Replacement . Did you complete the repair? Go to Step 10 -- 10 Operate the system in order to verify the repair. Did you correct the condition? System OK Go to Step 3

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