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I feel some loose in the steering wheel and ear some

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I feel some loose in the steering wheel and ear some knocking
JA: How has the car been driving lately? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: 200,000 kils we replace strots all thefront
suspension bushing a month ago
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: Equinox Lt 2006
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'll try to fix it myself if I can find exact
ly what is the problem
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: the engine and the transmission have only 100,000 kils replaced by GM
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Eddie replied 3 months ago.

Hello, Eddie here and I will do my best to help. Have you checked the tie rod ends for play? especially the outter tie rod ends near the spindles? Also, Does it knock only on rough surfaces? or does it knock the whole time your driving it even on a smooth paved surface?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Tie rod ends are tight ,it is knocking only on rough surfaces
Expert:  Eddie replied 3 months ago.

Alright, How about the sway bar links, can you grab the links by hand and feel any play in them? They are bad to wear out and cause a knocking sound as well.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Link kit ,strots,stabalising bar bushing are all new from a month ago,looks like it is coming from the steering column
Expert:  Eddie replied 3 months ago.

I follow you, I haven't come across any issues in the column so far. Let me opt out and see if another expert can shed anymore light on it, as you've already replaced what I thought it would be. thanks.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.

I see there is an upper steering column shaft bearing. Here are some steps on helping to diagnose both Noise in Steering Column and Looseness in Steering Column.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.

I see this may have an intermediate shaft, too and I know I have heard plenty of times them making a noise.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.

Here is a Steering Column Disassembled View,

Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.


Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.

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