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

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Old January 16th, 2018, 6:47 PM
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'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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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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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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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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I guess it’s time to find a grease gun! Thanks!

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If you can’t find twelve fittings, let us know. It’s not eleven. It’s twelve.
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