2006 Chevy Uplander Not CV Joints

Tiny
HERRETH1
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET UPLANDER
Steering problem
2006 Chevy Uplander 6 cyl Automatic 52,000 miles

I was told yeserday that the clicking noise that I heard when I turn that steering wheel to the left was most likely was a bad CV joint. The problem is not that. I got under the van and had my wife turn the wheel. It is coming from the steering column. What could this be? Like I said earlier, I was told that I needed to grease a place on the steering column, but I do not know where. Any suggestions?
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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 6:18 AM

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Tiny
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Follow this info, Some customers may comment about a snap or pop type noise coming from the front of the vehicle. This noise usually occurs during steering wheel rotation.

Cause
The cause of this condition may be due to the inner tie rod boot collapsing unevenly, allowing for contact between the inner tie rod and the boot. This condition is sometimes referred to as "snaking."

Diagnosis
If unsure the noise is coming from the inner tie rod boot(s), have an assistant rotate the steering wheel from lock to lock with the engine off. Place your fingertips on the inner tie rod boot. If the boot is contacting the inner tie rod, that contact will be transmitted to your fingertips. Replace the inner tie rod boot
DO NOT replace the steering gear
post back with what you find.
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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 8:18 PM

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