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2005 1500 sierra, clunking noise while turning

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by lodogg89, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    Pretty much like the title says, i noticed this a while back, when i turn in parking lots and stuff i hear a clunking sound, not real noisy, in the front end somewhere. Anyone ever here of this??. BTW this is a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab, never been plowed with either.
  2. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Did you put on bigger tires? If so it could be rubbing the tread on the front bumper cover or air dam. If so trim it so it doesn't touch. If it's not that, check the steering stops for grease, as a matter of fact grease everything up front.
    Last but highly unlikely on a new truck, check the CV joints.
  3. Fergy42286

    Fergy42286 Member
    Messages: 30

    I had my steering shaft replaced about a month ago with only 12,000 miles. Sounded similar to that. Just a thought.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2006
  4. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Chevy will tell you that it's no big deal, but seems to be a problem for all. They replaced my steering shaft at 15000, then have regreased it regularly every 12,000 since.

    Looking forward to hearing from owners with more miles on their trucks to see if it becomes a problem later on.
  5. aus316

    aus316 Member
    Messages: 51


    sorry guys u are face with a ever demon the steering shafts are on ther 3rd redesign and lube kit per gm i am a gm tech and see these daily and wish i had a better answer but none are given to me if i do find a better answer i will holler at u all:gunsfiring:
  6. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    Could it be an axle???
  7. aus316

    aus316 Member
    Messages: 51


    If u were in 4X4 then 50 % chance if not the probally not u dealing with the drreaded steering shaft:gunsfiring: sorry
  8. QuadRacer041

    QuadRacer041 Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    i had an 01 that did that and now i have an 06 that does the same thing. seems to do it more when the weather is cooler. i also sometimes hear a sqeek too. should i bring it back to chevy or just deal?