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#24 of 73 Re: TSB 06-02-32-007, Knock, Clunk or Rattle from front of vehicle [davidwl
Jul 25, 2006 (3:51 pm)
Just had my Maxx LT 2004 in for servicing for the pulsing brakes. Had it in last month and they told me it was in spec and safe to drive. Did not buy this so back in it went. Spoke to the Service Manager and he assured me they would take care of it. Turned the front rotors down because of "Excessive Lateral Runout". The same thing happened to the rears at 18oo mi. Fronts were 11000. Was going to mention the TSB for the clunk on the front suspension but it is not too bad right now. Did not want to tie the car up too long. It will definitely go before too long. A question David by the steering gear do you mean the steering column, because my Maxx recently had the column replaced because of hard or erratic steering and then a total loss of steering(locked).
#25 of 73 Re: TSB 06-02-32-007, Knock, Clunk or Rattle from front of vehicle [davidwl [islandpete]
Jul 25, 2006 (5:26 pm)
Hi island pete; I should have clarified my symptoms. My electric steering has been problem free other than the clunking ,rattling sound coming from the suspension/ steering rack area over rough pavement....dave
#26 of 73 Brakes and CD changer
Aug 11, 2006 (2:30 pm)
Are there any TSB's out there for an intermittent pulsating brake?
Also, my CD changer quit working the other morning but in the afternoon it started again. Any similar experiences?
Thanks. Great to have this list to find people who understand these cars.
#27 of 73 Re: Brakes and CD changer [maddmaxx]
Aug 15, 2006 (12:06 pm)
GM has TSB for warranty brake service which covers all GM vehicles 1999-2007. It's 00-05-22-002H, last updated June 20, 06. Google the number to find it on alldata.com. It is about 20 pages long and covers brake pulsation problems. I had this problem several times on my 2004 Maxx LS, due to improper torquing of wheel lug nuts. Problem was most noticeable when stopping from highway (like to pay a toll or exit an interstate road). Dealer had to turn the rotors each time to resolve problem. I began to torque the wheels myself anytime they were removed for rotation/service. I never had problem again. Turning of rotors to correct lateral runout is covered under original 3/36 warranty.
#28 of 73 Re: Brakes and CD changer [sgr5516]
Nov 11, 2006 (7:06 pm)
Thanks for TSB. This has been recurring problem on my '04 maxx as well, and for the same reasons.
Will see if dealer will understand what the bulletin is, and if they will do anything.
Does the TSB mention parts that GM actually replaces, or is it merely an advisory that the disks will warp due to bad wheel torquing?
#29 of 73 Re: Brakes and CD changer [kurtamaxxxguy]
Nov 15, 2006 (7:11 pm)
It is 10 pages long and covers many issues, basically what will and will not be covered under warranty. For warped rotors, they will only turn the rotors to correct the problem. However, if turning the rotors causes them to go below minimum thickness, then they will replace them. TSB does not include any part numbers.
#30 of 73 Re: TSB 06-02-32-007, Knock, Clunk or Rattle from front of vehicle [davidwli]
Nov 16, 2006 (10:18 pm)
04 Maxx, 4/06- clunk, Dealer="link or bushing, front stabilizer shaft at control arm both R&R or replace". late 4/06 still present. "With in normal range". Lived with it until 7/06 and told them TSB. They replaced rack and pinion gear assembly, power steering replaced, Great! Until...Mid August. Now worse. 11/06 returned to dealer and guess what? See first 4/06 again! (Also had a leak in the passenger half shaft)Fixed leak, Clunk worse. The car has been in 9 times for various fixes, the only one staying is the clunk. OUCH!
#31 of 73 Oil Life Dropping Fast! Any Ideas?
Nov 17, 2006 (8:07 am)
I usually get 5-6000 miles before I hit 10% on the Oil Life Monitior. Well, in the last week it has dropped almost 30%, and just this am it dropped 5% in 30 minutes. I have 3000 miles since the last oil change. My MPG remains the same, no rough idel, RPM's all seem to be normal - about 2k at 65mph, nothing out of the ordinary. Anyway, the dealer says there is nothing they can check. Any ideas on what might cause this? Our driving habits, etc are the same that they have been since we bought this car 1 year ago. I reset the monitor to see what will happen. ANY ideas? THANK YOU!
#32 of 73 Re: Oil Life Dropping Fast! Any Ideas? [mybooo]
Nov 17, 2006 (8:57 am)
Just a thought, would a bad thermostat do this? It seems like maybe the engine is running a little cold, but I am not sure. THANKS!
#33 of 73 Re: Brakes and CD changer [sgr5516]
Nov 17, 2006 (3:12 pm)
How can I get that TSB 00-05-22-002H without subscribing to AllData?
Turning of rotors to correct lateral runout is covered under original 3/36 warranty.
Dealer told that rotors are covered 12/12 and
tried to charge me for repair. Never happened thou...