definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,327 miles

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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 222006

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


I have a 2003 GMC Sierra ext cab short bed pickup. At 24,000 miles I had to have the steering shaft replaced because it was wore out and causing a popping noise when I turned or went over a bump. I now have 44,000 miles on the truck and the shaft is already worn out again! it seems like these are only lasting for about 20,000 miles.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 062006

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds on any road conditions, whenever the vehicle hit a bump in the road there was a knocking noise in the steering gear box. The noise got louder when the steering wheel was turned to either direction. The vehicle was not taken in for service.

- Lakeside, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 212006

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,980 miles
: the contact stated that while driving 15 mph and making a right turn, there was a clunking noise under the hood, and a shaking in the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the dealer removed the shaft sector, regreased it, and reinstalled it.

- North Canton, OH, USA

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