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Vibration in front end and popping noise

I have replaced the intermediate steering shaft(via service bulltin) and the tires have been balanced more than once. the vibration comes in about 60 to 65 mph and then sometimes not at all. Could this be tie rods or rack and pinion. the truck has 65,000 miles on it. The popping is when you are backing up with the wheels turned and sometimes pulling foward with the wheels turned.

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  • jeremysparks May 23, 2009

    the 2004 avalanche is a 2WD it has no front u joints

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    I did not rate you as inappropriate! i simply clicked no that it was not helpful. So do what you gotta do man. i was not trying to offend you by clicking no. i was just simply answering a question after the solution.

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Check your u-joints in your front axles. It sounds like it is time to replace them.

Posted on May 23, 2009

  • plastic May 24, 2009

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