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Knocking feeling against or in sterring column-2008 impala

When I am driving my impala I can feel a cluncking or knocking in the steering column. I had a Trail Blazer prior and I never had anything like that. Any ideas. It has been doing it since I got it.

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  • ecrainey Jul 08, 2008

    I just noticed the knocking noise about two weeks ago. I have had my car for about 6 months and realized the noise because I had a Chev pickup truck with the same annoying noise.

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    I have a 2008 LTZ and I have a knocking in the steering column that started about a week ago. Bringing it to the dealer this week, and will drop the diagnosis from the dealer on this site.

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  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    I have a 2005 impala and the steering column is knocking as well. About a year or so ago I took it to the dealer and they lubed the steering shaft. It worked for a while but now the noise is back

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    2004 Monte Carlo LS (3.4L)

    Same problem. Car has 35,000 kms. Just started a couple months ago. Knocking/clunking in the steering column.
    Protip: Chevrolet uses cheap parts.

  • student4life Dec 03, 2008

    Have my 06 in the shop today for the same thing. Only 60,000 mi. on it. They told me $270 just for the part to replace it plus tons of labor! Seems to be a very common problem with this model, don't you think that GM would want to do something a bout it before it's to late...

  • mistajones79 Feb 08, 2009

    i have a 05 impala and whenever i turn i feel a knocking sensation ,i brought it too the dealership and i thought they fixed it but i guess they just lubed the steering shaft i wanna go back but im afraid they may say something bcause i have 20" rims on my car.

  • redwingsmike Feb 09, 2009

    Same problem here. I purchased two 2008 Impalas, my wife's drives fine, mine rougher ride and I feel lots of road noise in the steering wheel and gas pedal. While driving the passenger seat shakes (front to back) and sometimes the steering wheel fights me. Had it to the dealership four times in as many months, each time they claim to find and fix a problem, but have yet to fix the problem I keep taking it in for...



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The half shaft in the steering linkage needs replaced. I experienced this in a 2003 impala as well as in a 2003 chevvy pickup.

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Have it checked be a steering specialists. safety first when it comes to steering

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