Hey everyone..

I'm the new guy.. or one of the new guys. Thank the Lord I found this website because I'm about to go berserk! I have a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Crew-Cab; 2wd; LS; 5.3 V8.

The engine and truck is all stock except the K&N air filter I installed myself; pair of 'Shortie Headers'; and the mufflers I have are custom made.. and the HID kit that I installed inside my low-beam headlights. But that's all the truck has as far as anything aftermarket. I did have a set of really nice 22" rims on it about 2 years ago.. but they got stolen.. and yeah, I had locking lugs on.. I had one locking-lug on each wheel, but the a******* actually took the time to use a freaking torch and melted/heated the locking-lugs so much that they were able to breaking them off.. but I'm thinking, wouldn't they have screwed up the rim doing that?

Anyhow.. that's my introduction. :D


Mind if I ask my questions in here as well? I really do need some help.. if anyone can find it in their heart to help me.

My 2005 Silverado.. when I turn the wheel left/right.. there's a clunking noise.. it also seems to do it while just driving down the road even.. like if I hit a bump, it will make the clunk noise.. and you can feel it in the steering wheel.. you can hear and feel it. So I know its got something to do with the steering shaft.. or suspension.

I'm sure its the steering wheel shaft because I actually took it to my local Chevrolet dealership and they said that there was a recall out, talking about this problem. I wasn't the only one complaining about this apparently. Anyhow, the day I took it into the shop.. they greased it.. or so thats what they sold me. Well, to my surprise.. whatever it was that they actually did to it.. did in fact fix it.. temporarily.

So after getting the steering shaft "serviced" (what the heck?!!).. the noise and everything I was hearing pretty much came to a complete stop. I was very happy.. only until about.. ohhh, I think it was no longer than 3 or 4 weeks and it started doing it again. So, I take it back to the dealership again.. they do the same thing they did last time. I leave, it stopped.. I'm happy again.

Sure enough, 3 or 4 weeks later it starts doing it again. So, my question to everyone here is.. what is the problem here? Did the engineers really think that installing a two-pieced steering shaft was a great idea?!?! I mean, it actually has a 'grease nipple' on it.. already installed. So, they had to have known this could cause problems. Sure enough, it has caused problems.. and Chevrolet now has a ton of mad customers. I'm one of them! So, any information on the steering problem would be wonderful.

Second question, I bought a set of factory foglights to replace the ones that are currently on the truck. My factory set that came with the truck.. are broke here and there.. lenses got cracked over time and they've got a little bit of moisture in them. My question here is.. does anyone around here, know where I could find a 'How to install' video for my factory foglights? I just need to take out the old factory ones.. and install the new factory ones. Is it even that difficult to begin with? Any help on this subject would be more than greatly appreciated.

Thanks for listening everyone.. and thanks for those of you who help with my questions. Take care!