03 silverado clicking

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by dstifel, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Seems like it'd all breaking at once. My 03 half ton silverado has developed a ticking seems to be coming from right front only when turning left. Ticking goes with the speed of the truck. Can feel it in the steering wheel as well. Where should I start?
     
  2. HPI_Savage25

    HPI_Savage25 LawnSite Member
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    Have you checked the hub bearings?
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  3. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
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    4x4 ?check the cv shaft
     
  4. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    When checking cv shaft what should I look for? Loose play in it? Bearings are only a year old but I will double check those as well.
     
  5. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Also do a google check on chevy truck intermedient steering shaft (I think that's right), there is a problem with them making a clunking noise when turning at slow speeds, it goes away when you speed up. Mine did it and there is a fix for it, you have to pack the steering shaft with grease. If that is your problem there are sites that have instructions for a fix.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013
  6. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ditto...had to replace mine at 70000 miles on my 03 silverado...
     
  7. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Was it a clunking or ticking?
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  8. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It was more of a bump in the steering with a slight clunk...only happened at speeds under 35 mph..
    The only silverados with cv joints are 4wd...you might have a loose brake pad or bad rotor bearings..
     
  9. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wheel bearing under warranty luckily for parts.
     
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    dont buy 4x4 as a work truck. esp gm. more to go wrong
     

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