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HI,I have thumping and knocking in my steering collom.I was told that this is a comon problem in a Silverado 1550HD, is it?

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There is a TSB for this. The dealer should fix it for free. I had this problem and they fixed it. Then a year later it came back. They released another TSB for a different fix, I had it fixed again and have not had any problems since.

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I drive a 06 and it does the same thing.i talked to the dealer and it can be "fixed" but if you can live with it its not going to "fall out" according to the dealer

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