Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
This bulletin is being revised to add the 2005 Malibu, the 2005 Pontiac G6 and update the steering column part number. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 04-02-35-009 (Section 02 -- Steering Wheel and Column).
Some customers may comment on any of the following concerns:
Technicians may find the following diagnostic trouble codes:
These conditions may be caused by excessive clearance between the assist gears or by a failure of the torque sensor in the steering column.
Perform the following check as an aid in diagnosing a steering column noise. With the engine running and the vehicle not moving, turn the steering wheel rapidly back and forth an inch or two off center and listen for a click or rattle noise inside the steering column. If these noises are present, it may indicate excessive clearance between the gears inside the steering column.
Technicians are to install a new steering column kit, P/N 15926870, to correct the conditions listed above. Refer to the Steering Column Replacement procedure in the Steering section of SI.
Column Assembly, Steering