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  • MrShift@Edmunds 02/06/11 2:43 pm PST

    This might apply to your problem:

    Bulletin No.: 06-02-32-007G
    Date: April 05, 2010
    Subject: Clunk, Knock or Rattle Noise From Front of Vehicle While Driving or Turning Over Bumps at Low Speeds (Diagnose Noise and Perform Outlined Repair)
    2004-2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
    2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic
    2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu
    2005-2010 Pontiac G6
    2007-2010 Saturn Aura
    This bulletin is being revised to update the Parts Information for the bolt. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 06-02-32-007F (Section 02 - Steering).
    Condition 1
    Some customers may comment on a clunk noise heard and felt in the steering wheel while driving at slow speeds and turning. The clunk noise may appear to be directly in front of the driver. Hitting a bump while turning can produce the clunk noise. Sometimes the noise may be duplicated when the vehicle is sitting still and the steering wheel is turned 90 degrees in either direction before initially centering the steering wheel.
    Cause 1
    The clunk noise may be caused by a slip/stick condition between the inner and outer components of the intermediate shaft.

    Condition 2
    There may be interference between the clamp and the steering gear input shaft. The clamp is beveled and if forced down on the input shaft too hard, it may cause a loose fit with the intermediate shaft to input shaft joint.

  • tintin69 02/06/12 3:49 pm PST

    I am a technician at GM, I replace the front shocks with monroe sensa-Trac and the sound of knocking at the front is gone
    Left Front Sensa-Trac Strut 72200
    Right Front Sensa-Trac Strut 72199


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