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Rattling sound in steering (at low speeds)

My car (Yukon XL 2003) makes a rattling sound at low speeds especially when turning a corner.
The sound appears to come from inside the steering or maybe the driver side wheel.

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  • gridroad Mar 05, 2009

    Same problem...rattling sound when making low speed turns. It sounds as if the noise is coming from the driver-side front corner.

  • was11hus Nov 14, 2009

    I eventually took the car to a mechanic.

    I left the car with him so I don't know exactly what he did. But I do know that he removed the steering column. I believe he then cleaned it and re-greased it.

    This solves the problem for about 10,000 km or so. The problem has recently started to come back but still not as bad as it was before.

    The cost was minimal.


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I sounds like you need to grease the intermediate shaft. GM sells a kit that consists of a plug and a bag of grease for around $18. It has been a few years since I bought it so the price could have went up. They also offer an update shaft for around $100. I am nearly 100% sure this is your problem. I have a 03 Yukon and have done it 3 times in 120,000 miles.

There are a few other posibilities, but they are not so cheap. The next logical problem could be the power steering pump or the valve in the gear box.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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