gpsman
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Steering wheel comming loose

Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:17 am

My steering wheel all of a sudden developed play or slop and is making clunking noise. How do I post an iPhone video?

GernBlanston
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Re: Steering wheel comming loose

Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:20 pm

Take it to the shop. Steering's nothing to fool around with.
If it's not foggy
and your foglights are on
you are a doofus.

NeilBlanchard
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Location: Massachusetts

Re: Steering wheel comming loose

Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:46 pm

That could be a tie rod problem - which is a big issue! Have it looked at immediately.

SeanNelson
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Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Steering wheel comming loose

Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:48 am

gpsman wrote:My steering wheel all of a sudden developed play or slop and is making clunking noise. How do I post an iPhone video?

I've seen one or two reports of one of the bolts holding the steering wheel shaft to the universal joint just up behind the accelerator pedal coming loose - that's something that should be easy to check.

gpsman
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Re: Steering wheel comming loose

Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:28 pm

Ok. The “loose” clunking sound seems to be coming from inside the car. Like the bolts connecting the actual wheel to the actual steering shaft. Probably so. I’ll need to drive 250 miles before I can take it in though.

JeffN
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Re: Steering wheel comming loose

Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:51 pm

gpsman wrote:Ok. The “loose” clunking sound seems to be coming from inside the car. Like the bolts connecting the actual wheel to the actual steering shaft. Probably so. I’ll need to drive 250 miles before I can take it in though.

I sure wouldn’t keep driving it for another 250 miles.... any GM dealer (or any serious mechanic for that matter) should be able to diagnose and fix a steering issue.

gpsman
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Re: Steering wheel comming loose

Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:49 pm

Took it to a dealer at 8am Saturday.
It was there 8am to 4:30pm.

Only for them to tell me:
It’s the pinion gear of the rack & pinion steering, and they don’t have the part, and it will be 10 to 14 days before they can get the part.

And it’s a TWO DAY job to replace it. They will give me a loaner car next time I bring it in... however this will cost me money as I need to take time off from work and the dealer and work are in opposite directions.

They said there is no safety concern with driving it.

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