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Thread: Steering Clunk

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    I learned something new yesterday. My buddy has an 04 silverado crew cab. He has had that stupid steering clunk in the steering shaft for a while now and he was wanting me to help him fix it. I got online and found the part and we were about to order when I stumbled on a thread that said you could take the bolt out of the steering shaft right after it comes though the firewall and move the steering shaft in and out, the upper shaft.

    By golly did it fix it! I was amazed! I figured it was worth a shot and would only take 5 minutes to do before we ordered the part.

    I did a search on here and couldn't a post that said this so I figured I would start something. Hope this helps some people not waste money on a $70 part!

    07 Silverado 1500 5.3L extended cab
    4" Rancho Suspension lift with Adjustable Shocks
    2" Leveling kit
    1.5" Zone Offroad body lift
    35x12.50 R 18 Nitto Trail Grapplers
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    Color matched grey/silver Bushwacker fender flares
    Dual exhaust from cats back with X pipe coming out 5" tips
    Black Tool box
    Edge CTS Programmer
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    20% tint all the way around

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    good to know. I know there is another 5 dollar fix sticky on the site with directions on adding a Zerk fitting and putting grease in there.
    David
    2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
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    Glad you were able to fix it, at least for now. Sooner or later it will start clunking again. It's an easy fix to replace the intermediate shaft, and Rock Auto has it for $50.
    Good Luck and God Bless

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