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Steering Columin Housing

I have got a major rattle in my steering column housing on my 2007 Impala (behind my steering wheel in the plastic housing that holds the tilt steering, turn signal, etc). Does that plastic simply "pop" off or is there something else I need to remove to get in there? I just want to make sure nothing is broken under the plastic housing and would like to do it myself.

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  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    its the steering gear. Inside the column this setup is electronically assisted by a motor. The rattle sound comes from plastic and metal gears clashing between eachother.

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GM has a technical service bulletin regarding this. They just replaced a part in my steering column and the rattle is gone.

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It could be the wiring rattled loose or a nut or a screw has come loose inside the steering column, you might be able to get at it by loosening the plastic at the bottom of the dash below the steering column. or the worst thing could be something has broke loose..

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Fig. Lock cylinder drill point.

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