2004 Chev Malibu

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Chev Malibu 2004 70K V6. my car is making a steering noises, clunking, sounds like front end will fall out when driving across small bumps, I had dealer replaced rack & pinion=$230.00 (under warranty) about a year ago but the noise came back. Is this a problem with this model car? (out of warranty)

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JR :eek:
 

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The EPS (Electronic Power Steering) system has been particularly troublesome... everything from noise to loss of assist. Another brilliant execution by GM... then they wonder why they're in trouble.

There's a number of GM TSB's which seem to relate to the noise issue:

ouch 06-02-32-007A, which deals with intermediate shaft interference.

ouch 06-02-32-007, which deals with replacing the entire steering gear.

ouch 04-02-32-003, for dealers only in Mexico, which deals with adjusting the steering gear pre-load and replacing the adjuster plug.

If you need these TSB's you can get them here:

<a href="http://www.myaffiliateprogram.com/u/alldata/t.asp?id=1035">AllDataDIY</a>

But there's also a bunch of others on lost of assist, a recall campaign, it goes on and on and on, which <a href="http://www.myaffiliateprogram.com/u/alldata/t.asp?id=1035">AllDataDIY</a> also lists.

Joe

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