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Front end noise on gmc sierra 1/2 ton pickup 4 wheel drive.

Truck seems to have a noise in the left front end only while turning, breaking, and driving over normal road bumps. If driving on smoth surfaces no noise is apparent.
No rough service on this vehicle, no hauling or plowing just normal driving and towing of Camper, never hit a curb or had an accident. Is this the norm for this vehicle. Searched the web for similar problems. no history.
I will be rotating tire soon. Will check upper and lower ball joint, stabilizers and shocks. Any suggestions? Another owner of the same model year had an issue with the steering box on his truck. This like my issue could be related or just an isolated incident. Where do suggest I go to find similar such issues with 2005 GMC 1/2 ton pickup? I've been a truck owner for years and never had an front end issue on a vechicle with such low mileage. Of course anything is possible with the way GMC designs new trucks.

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  • bobz618 Nov 26, 2008

    I have the same issue. Just started on my 2006 GMC Sierra Denali truck. Low miles also. Like to know what anyone knows.

  • dja331 Dec 14, 2008

    My 05 GMC 1500 4x4 has a knocking/rattling noise in the front when turning...tracked it down to the steering shaft/slip yoke.250.00 for a replacement

  • Davidlouis Jan 14, 2009

    I have the same creaking, rattling, popping noise, especially when accelerating and turning to the left like when leaving a stoplight. I also notice some high pitched noises coming from that area at highway speeds. They go away if I jag the wheel a little but usually return within a few seconds. i was thinking it sounds like a bearing.

  • ABman00 Jan 19, 2009

    A knocking noise from the driver ft. side.

  • archie_argir Feb 11, 2009

    It is a known problem for the 2005 trucks. All with low miles. I have the same problem and I am not sure how to fix at this point. I think it is coming from a linkage at the front of the truck connected to the steering. (a little finger 4" long at the center underneith

  • threeptdunk Mar 06, 2009

    I have an 02 Sierra with exactly the same problem. 215 000 km on it. Makes a noise similar to ABS but intermittently and not constant like ABS. Sounds like coming from the left side, always on left turns but not right turns. Sometimes happens during heavy acceleration, but not under normal city driving. The sound increases in frequency the faster the wheels turn.

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    stscreativew Jan 03, 2013

    I have the same problem with my 2006 Sierra 4x4. Drives me nuts. 70,000 miles and worn outt already. I take care of this truck big time and they told me the steering stabilizer "stuff" needs replacing. I'm going to look into it further. I may do it myself if I know what needs to be replaced.

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    stscreativew Jan 03, 2013

    Same here in a 2006 Sierra 4x4 with all the goodies.. I grabbed the steering stabilizer that they said was worn out, at 70,000, and tried moving it with my hand like checking an idler arm on an old truck. The dang bracket flexes.. Even if the system was tight, it still sucks. I hate this tin box of GMC I don\'t abuse it and I take care of it big time. What a money pit just to keep it from falling apart. I thought haveing the tow and off road package would mean it would last longer especially if I didn\'t trash the thing. I\'m going back to owning a Ford..

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    stscreativew Jan 03, 2013

    GMC= GnMoneyConsumer.


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Drive shaft coupling ,check the rubber boot hasnt isnt split letting the dirt in as it sounds like it.better off with a real car like a jag

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It's your wheel bearing, happened to my 2005 gmc sierra and if you don't fix it gets really pricy cause your wheel could snap off. Even worse if your on a highway going fast

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