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Pontiac Grand Prix, Steering, Suspension, Sedan
#2 of 64 Steering Problem Remains
Apr 08, 2006 (7:40 am)
I own a 2005 GXP and have experiences clunking noised from my steering column (began noticing about 22K miles). The dealer said it was a design defect and that a "grease kit" would fix the problem. Needless to say that "band aid" approach did not work and now the car is back for the 2nd time to fix the problem. Now the dealer is going to relace the steering box assembly which is suppose to be a new design. Funny this wasn't done the first time. By the way, I had the same issue on my 2004 GTP which I had traded-in for the GXP.. Beside the sterring issue, there has been no other problems. Fingers crossed!
#3 of 64 Re: Steering Problem Remains [etcb]
Apr 08, 2006 (8:18 am)
Did you get the extended warranty, or the basic included?
#4 of 64 Re: Steering Problem Remains [etcb]
Apr 08, 2006 (12:26 pm)
After dealing with a cadillac dealership with warranty issues, and now a pontiac dealership with warranty issues, i've come to the conclusion that about 80% of the time, the dealerships are "parts changers", and NOT troubleshooting technicians. Maybe they just dont have the time to properly troubleshoot a problem. Ive had situations time after time, where they said they fixed the problem, and no! they changed a part, hoping to fix the problem, shove it on out of the service bay knowing darn well it still wasnt fixed. Im not so sure the tech's i've delt with in the past few years can even read a schmatic.
P>S> i just had that lube done on my steering a month ago because it was clunking. Thanks for the info. Im sure it will re-appear.
#5 of 64 Re: Steering Problem Remains [bubbaman999]
Apr 08, 2006 (2:31 pm)
Covered under 36K warranty
#6 of 64 Re: Steering Problem Remains [etcb]
Apr 10, 2006 (5:51 am)
I had the same issue with my '04 Bonny GXP. The dealer replaced the intermediate steering shaft, and the clunking/small vibration I heard/felt at low speeds is gone. The advisor suggested they would lubricate (I guess what your dealer service guy did first) to see if that worked. While I was describing the issue to the service advisor, one of the repair techs piped up with the solution. If it's any consolation, I had the same issue on my '03 Aurora.
If you should go over to the Aurora boards, you will see a lot of posting by Hammen. He is quite the GM guru, and he was one of the posters that steered (pun intended) me to the correct solution. Good luck and I hope your fix works.
#7 of 64 How much vibration in the Steering Wheel
Apr 26, 2006 (5:00 pm)
On the highway, how much vibration do you feel in the wheel? I feel a little, almost like it is slightly out of balance, only at 60+ mph. I only have 1000 miles, 1 1/2 months old. I am taking it in on Friday to dealer for a check.
Thanks in advance,
#8 of 64 Re: How much vibration in the Steering Wheel [bubbaman999]
Apr 26, 2006 (8:07 pm)
none and I've had it up to about 100mph.
latest mileage: mixed 50/50 driving about 21mpg
hwy speeds were ~70mph with misc in town and to work 0 to 45mph.
#9 of 64 Re: How much vibration in the Steering Wheel [ocmike3]
Apr 26, 2006 (9:17 pm)
I'll ditto ocmike3. I have absolutely no vib. in the steering wheel. The thing is rock steady at very high speeds.
my mpg is hard to keep up because my right foot just wants to go down.....
My oh my, this car generates some serious interest. Most people can't seem to figure out what it is. I get guys in BMWs and Audis slowign down and speeding up to see what this lowly GP is doing looking so sharp. And the V8??????
#10 of 64 Re: How much vibration in the Steering Wheel [bubbaman999]
Apr 27, 2006 (3:30 am)
"On the highway, how much vibration do you feel in the wheel? I feel a little, almost like it is slightly out of balance, only at 60+ mph."
Very sensitive to such . .