Mechanics

STEERING NOISE

2003 Pontiac Bonneville

2003 Pontiac Bonneville with 80,000 miles. I hear and feel a knocking noise when turning steering wheel in either direction. I had the intermediate steering shaft replaced about 7500 miles ago and the noise went away, but now it's back. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks
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Dxn238
June 27, 2006.



Check the rack of pinion or the power steering fluid level.

Tiny
Lsussel
Jul 1, 2006.
There's a technical service bulletin on this. The issue seems to be the intermediate shaft. I've heard it doesn't need replaced but needs to be lubricated. Pontiac sells a 15 dollar kit to do it, but it's a 1.5 hour job. Either way it apparently doesn't solve the problem forever. The sound comes back. I'm told it's an annoyance, not a safety issue, but i'm not a mechanic and so don't take my word on it.

Tiny
Slav84
Mar 12, 2008.