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2002 chevy: 000 miles..I was getting intermittant clunking..jiggle…

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180,000 miles on my 2002...
180,000 miles on my 2002 chevy silverado 1500HD. I was getting intermittant clunking on either right or left turns, and a little jiggle too. And you know the story, when I brought the truck to my mechanic he couldn't make it clunk. So I took a shot, I replaced the intemediate steering cloumn and it quieted down but I still get occasional clunks. Do I need to replace the lower column too, or do you have an order of checks to tighten up this front end? I love this truck because it is a low to the ground 4 wheeler with a great ride. The new trucks are lighter duty in the 1500 series and have a higher ground clearance.
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Go under the dash and grab the steering shaft where it comes out of the steerning column. Try to wiggle the shaft up and down. If there is any play there in the shaft, you will need to replace the lower column bearing.
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