Question about 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
I feel a knock in my steering wheel when the wheels are turned but not when they are perfectly straight. I jacked the front wheels up and can feel a knock in the steering gear box when someone movs the steering wheel back and forth slightly (engine not running). The steering linkages all seem to to be tight and firm. This truck has 4WD but only had 31K miles. Does this seem to indicate a gear box problem that requires replacement. If so, is this a reasonable DIY project?
Lube your intermediate steering shaft. It is very easy. Remove the bolt in the shaft that you can see from under the hood and push the steering shaft up toward the firewall. Where the shaft goes into itself place some grease and work it back and forth. This will last quite a while, but is easy to do again if need be. Replace the bolt and you should be go to go. The dealer will charge you $150 to do the same job. The knock goes away as soon as you test it out.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
Check the bolts for tightness on the gearbox to frame bolts
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
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