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I feel and hear a knocking in my steering wheel when turning or going over bumps

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Its in the stearing shaft that comes off the gearbox and connects it to the column there is a aftermarket shaft that has a grease fitting to stop making the noise

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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heve you checked your steering fluid? if the fluid is of check the bearing of steering pump and also the bearing of the tensioner.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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It sounds like you have either a loose ball joint or something loose in your steering. watch the steering while someone turns in back and forth. Look for any play. The idler arm is the notorious part on GM trucks. If you have to replace any steering part other than the idler arm or the pitman arm, you will have to have the front end aligned. If the steering all looks good, jack it up one side at a time with the jack under the lower control arm and try to rock the tire with your hands at 12 and 6 o'clock. Next, use a prybar to try to "lift" the tire. This checks the ball joints. If there is any play rocking it, they are bad. If there is more than a little (1/4" or less) play with the prybar, they are bad. Of course, use caution jacking and be sure to place a jackstand so it will catch the truck if it should slip off of the jack or the jack fail. Good luck.

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