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Old 05-24-2012, 02:42 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Steering colum rattle?

Hey guys anyone know how to sevice the steering column on an 06 lbz? Mine rattles. Thanks
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:44 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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It's your steering column bearing. GM p/n 88963617
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:55 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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A buddy of mine put a 2inch pipe clamp one his 06 under the dash ont the colum and squeezed it very little and took the rattle away..
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:46 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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A new bearing is an easy swap. Unbolt the steering shaft, slide the old one out of place and pull it, then reinstall the new one. Should just take a few minutes if you're handy at all with tools.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:11 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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Do yourself a favor and do the bearing and intermediate steering shaft at the same time.

Intermediate Steering Shaft (Part#19153614)
And Upper Bearing (Part# 88963617)
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:26 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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I put a pipe clamp and the rattle went away
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Can someone post a picture of how your pipe clamp is installed??
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:31 AM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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There are a number of posts on this subject already but not in the powertrain section - steering or interior I think. That is where I found the idea for a worm drive hoseclamp on the white (or green?) plastic collar on the column under the dash. It doesn't take much tightening to remove most of the movement. It worked for me at least for now.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:42 AM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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I also did the pipe clamp and its eliminated 95% of the rattle. Look in the DIY section
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