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    Smile 2004 Chevy Problem with the "Clunck" noise

    Steering clunck noise when driving slow and turning the steering wheel. Just had to post the fix for this problem. Since I am new, it may be an old fix, but bear with me if so. This thing was driving me nuts. Clunck, clunck everytime you turned the wheel. Of course everybody I took it to said, it won't wreck you, it is safe. Drilled and tapped a grease fitting just above the main bolt connecting top to bottom and filled it with grease. Drove 10-15 miles and it is gone. Yes gone. Anyone need specifics, e-mail and I will pass along.

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    Moved to maintenance tech***

    Welcome to GMTC! Thanks for the helpful post. He is a link discussing the same repair, page 2 post#20

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Yup, the zerk fitting is the way to go. Sadly, the 'engineers' at GM haven't figured this out, as their kit STILL lacks one.

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    Love to have the specifics for this fix. Seems a whole lot simpler than the other one posted as a sticky...
    I'll send a private message.
    2006 Vortec Max 1500
    -Custom Tune (389HP 440 Ft/lbs Trq - Dyno'd) | Volant CAI | Magnaflow Dual-in/out Exhaust w/3" stainless pipe tips | Fully Built Transmission w/ Red Eagle Clutches & Kolene Steels w/ Corvette Servos and Stage2 Shift Kit | 35K Tranny Cooler | Mobil 1 | Royal Purple Rear Diff
    -Spray-in Bed Liner
    -Premium Sound w/lifetime Satellite Radio | Leather | Sunroof | Heated Seats
    -Limbstriping from USING the truck (those are badges of honor)

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    Any one know if this will help with the steering wheel making a howling noise when slow turning?

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    Nope, chances are your howling noise is only when turning left. If that is the case then it is the gear box.

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