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Jan 10, 2006 (11:12 am)
Has anyone encountered a rattling noise possibly emanating from the steering column? I heard this is something that is an inherent problem with chevy trucks. The noise is real noticeable when driving around the city that has undulating roads. It is verging between a rattling and a shaking noise, almost like a loose joint or something. Since I'm due for a service I'll have the dealer look into it, but I don't want them to tell me that it is not covered by the warranty. BTW, I have a 2003 Tahoe w/Z71 package. Thanks in advance!
#5752 of 6471 Re: Steering Column [tahoe_z71]
Jan 10, 2006 (11:23 am)
Very common on all pickups/SUV's. They replaced the steering shaft on my '03 Silvy. My '02 Tahoe had the same problme and they lubed it.
#5753 of 6471 Re: Steering Column [sebring95]
Jan 10, 2006 (11:34 am)
Thanks for the reply...I called the dealer and they said the exact same thing, but they said that it would (possibly) require replacing the steering shaft/sleeve. After they lubed your 02 (w/o replacing steering shaft/sleeve), did you still have that problem?
#5754 of 6471 Re: Steering Column [tahoe_z71]
Jan 10, 2006 (1:40 pm)
The clunking began around 15k miles and got bad enough I complained at 20k miles. Sold the Tahoe at 40k miles and the rattling had not returned. My '03 Silvy started around the same 17k miles and I had it fixed around 20k. So-far so good but I'm just at 23k miles now. I don't drive the truck muchh and plan to sell it in the spring so I'll probably never know how it holds up long-term.
#5755 of 6471 Re: Steering Column [tahoe_z71]
Jan 10, 2006 (5:18 pm)
I have a 2001 tahoe and it seems to come back about every 20,000 miles. I have 85K miles on mine and I have had my steering lubed twice. Now it needs it again.
I heard GM now has a permanent fix though. Check with them because i think they have a TSB on the problem.
#5756 of 6471 mine is at 70k miles and it
Jan 11, 2006 (9:10 am)
clunks and rattles like mad. I had them lube it at 28k but it came back at 50k and now I am just too lazy to take it in and put any more money into it...since I am trying to sell it.
Jan 11, 2006 (7:26 pm)
"Chevrolet has announced the starting price for its 2006 Tahoe, and it's a good one: $33,900, or a good $2,000 less than the price tag of the outgoing model."
GM Cuts Prices on All Chevys, (Inside Line)
#5759 of 6471 Re: Pricing announced [steve_]
Jan 12, 2006 (6:27 am)
While cutting the MSRP on a Tahoe by $2000 is great, how much have they cut the invoice price, which is the actual target price we expect to pay?
#5760 of 6471 Re: Pricing announced [fjd44]
Jan 12, 2006 (8:48 am)
GM's goal is to reduce MSRP and rebates. There is probably a slight increase in actual out-the-door price on '07 vs '06 models. I'm sure there are some dealers that will be trying to sell the '07's for MSRP but that won't last long. These don't appear to be that great when you get right down to it. I wouldn't pay much over invoice for one, same as the old models.