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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
33,974 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace the shifter (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012009

Avalanche Z71 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,923 miles


Went to Chevy dealers and no one could help me with the issue and basically said it was something I had to live with.. A small town mechanic found the issue on a Chev Technician website!! Diagnosed the problem properly. The mechanic said if it bothered me that much he could replace it but it would cost a few hundred bucks ...but it wasn't a safety issue. I chose to live with the rattling.

- , Coquitlam, BC, canada

problem #2

Nov 282006

Avalanche Z71

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

I've been hearing and feeling noise in the steering especially when I turn or just wiggle the steering wheel .

- , Florence, MS, USA

problem #1

Aug 172005

Avalanche Z66 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles

I have same problem with my 2004 Avalanche as many on this post. However it has recently gotten much worse at approx. 34k miles. I took it in while under warranty and they repaired it. They re-greased the intermediate shaft I assume. I'm not sure which way to go with it yet, but it is definitely unacceptable.

- , Fayetteville, GA, USA

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