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2000 Suburban Rubbing sound while turning the wheel

When I turn the wheel on my 2000 Suburban I hear a rubbing sound. I took it to the dealer, the replaced the gearbox and said their was a faulty steering shaft which was also replaced. It continued, next they replaced an idler link. The sound still persists. It sounds like something rubber needs lubed. I went back to the dealer, they want to replace the gearbox again but cannot garuantee it will solve the problem. any ideas?

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  • michael_p318 Apr 13, 2009

    Your probably right, that's why I'm looking for advice. There are so many mechanics these days have book smarts but don't know how to troubleshoot outside of the GM technical manuals. I digress, Everthing is stock, no rubbing going on with the tires. It seems to be louder during left turns but always present. BTW it only makes the rubbing noise while slowly turning the wheel to the stops, it trails of as you reach the center with the wheels straight on. I never hear it while driving. Please help, it's loud and annoying and embarrassing when you have passengers

  • michael_p318 Apr 14, 2009

    Thanks for taking a look. The good thing is the vehicle works fine, no safety issue or mechanical damage being done. We only use it for long road trips and to haul company around in. I just want to get a sense that someone else thinks maybe the gearbox is in need of replacement. after several visits and over $1000 in repairs my goodwrench mechanics have lost my confidence.

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Sounds to me this dealer found a money pit. Why would they want to replace the gearbox again? Does it make the sound when you turn the wheel both ways or just one way? Do you have the correct size tires on the front? If there bigger than what the manufacturer put on it they may be rubbing on the inner fender or swaybar.

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  • ccn7 Apr 14, 2009

    Boy i got to be honest i can't tell you what it is, all i can do now is take street smart gesses, and i realy don't want to do that, and thro something out there that won't help you with your problem. If i was there i might be able to help but i'am not, i'am sure someone out there knows what it is. Sorry i could not help.

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