Q: Knocking sound and steering column vibration - 2005 GMC Sierra 2500

asked by on

I've had an issue with the truck for a while now and I've been to the dealership several times but it keeps happening. The first time it occurred, I was driving the truck and there was a vibration in the steering column. I also heard a knocking noise. I was told at the dealership that the shaft went out so they had it replaced. The same thing occurred several times after that. The truck was repaired. However, on one occasion while I was driving, I heard the knocking noise again. Once again I went to the dealer who claimed that the shaft went out. Do you have any idea what keeps making the shaft wear out? Is there maybe something else causing the vibration and noise?

Without hearing or experiencing the noise myself, it is hard to make an accurately diagnose this but GM has a TSB (technical service bulletin) that may address this concern. There are 3 possible causes from a body mount at the A-pillar, to the frame, to possibly the intermediate shaft just failing. The body mount and frame tend to make the noise when the body flexes. Not sure if either of these are the problem but a set of chassis ears while duplicating the noise would lead to the proper component. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will have the tools and equipment to diagnose and repair the clunking noise.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Knocking sound and steering column vibration - 2005 GMC Sierra 2500

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Broken drive shaft

The damage from the broken drive shaft must be inspected to ensure other components were not damaged in the process. Have an experienced technician, such as one from YourMechanic, look to see if the u-joints failed or if the actual...

Q: 2002 duramax went into limp mode after fluid ad filter change

Hello, I can help you with this! When doing a transmission service for this vehicle, you will set a (DTC) trouble code for a low pressure condition with transmission. This is a normal condition when replacing the filter and fluid....

Q: Q: Acceleration

Hello: Most acceleration issues that are accompanied by a sound are typically an indicator that a vacuum leak exists or that an exhaust leak exists. To know for certain, you'll need to have a professional mechanic complete an engine is...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...