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05 2500 4x4 Suburban with a clunk in the steering column and stiff steering.


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January 16th, 2018, 7:47 PM   #1  
05 2500 4x4 Suburban with a clunk in the steering column and stiff steering.

'05 2500 4x4 Suburban with a clunk in the steering column and stiff steering. I don't think the two are related. I was thinking the stiff steering might be a bad tie rod end. the steering pump was replaced a year ago. It has the proper amount of fluid. What else could it be?

 
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January 16th, 2018, 9:09 PM   #2  
The clunk might be caused by the intermediate shaft which is a known issue and was at one time covered by a TSB or extended warranty. Originally it would be relubed but eventually was replaced w/ a new design. The stiff steering might be caused by a CV joint getting stiff.

 
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January 16th, 2018, 10:30 PM   #3  
Our 05 1500 had the clunk issue; was re-lubed once, then replaced. Had to bitch & moan to get it done at no charge before the recall was issued. My dealer finally gave in as a "good will gesture". Has not clunked since the replacement.

 
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January 17th, 2018, 2:08 AM   #4  
The fact it’s a 2500 is important. Unlike 1500’s , 2500’s have grease fittings. There are 12 fittings. Even if they have been recently greased, some mechanics miss a few of the 12 and this can cause stiff steering and sometimes induce a moan from the power steering pump. Make sure it’s properly greased.


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January 17th, 2018, 10:46 AM   #5  
Thanks!

I guess it’s time to find a grease gun! Thanks!


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January 18th, 2018, 12:14 AM   #6  
If you can’t find twelve fittings, let us know. It’s not eleven. It’s twelve.

 
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