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Clicking Noise From Steering Column Seal Of This Might Hurt


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
40,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. lubricate intermediate steering shaft (2 reports)
  2. dealer replace intermediate shaft (1 reports)
2000 Pontiac Bonneville steering problems

steering problem

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2000 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 052006

Bonneville SSEi 3.8L Sc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


GM has been replacing the intermediate shaft on many of these vehicles, but the fix apparently only lasts a short time.


problem #2

Apr 012005

Bonneville SE 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Another Absurdity...more poor engineering, steering knuckle runs out of lube...only car that has ever happened to me (owned 15 cars). Then add insult to injury....charged $125 to apply a very small tube of lube to steering knuckle. Took Dealer mechanic 20 minutes but book charge was for about an, got screwed twice. Then, in one year same problem re-ocurred...this time took it to my fav independent mechanic...cost $50 to lube...3 years later...still working well. Permanent Solution...not buying another GM car (owned 10+ so far). Have bought 2 new Honda's (2007 Civic & 2008 Accord V6---great cars). Have it your way GM...losing loyal customers over pennies is stupid...but, GM is tooooooo Stupid to figure it out. Wonder why sales are slipping...fool us once Shame on You, Fool us Twice---Shame on US.

- , Ellisville, MO, USA

problem #1

Jul 032007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles

The clicking noise in the steering column has been a recurring problem since 12,000 miles. At first covered under warranty, but now it is my problem at least every 9 months or so- dealer says needs lubricant- at $130 each time, I'll put up with it-just hope nothing else is affected.

- , Latrobe, PA, USA

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