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<H1>Rattle/Squeak From Front of Vehicle (Replace Lower Portion of Upper Insulator Assembly) #03-03-08-002 - (06/12/2003)</H1></TABLE>Rattle/Squeak From Front of Vehicle (Replace Lower Portion of Upper Insulator Assembly)


2002-2003 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT


2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV


2000-2003 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe


2002-2003 Chevrolet Avalanche


2000-2003 GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL<A name=ss1-1344635><A href="http://service.gm.com/servlets/BlobShtml?ShtmlFile=1344635&pubid=297&evc=sm#ss1-1344635" target="_blank">
<H5>Condition</A></H5>


Some customers may comment on a rattle or squeak type noise coming from the front of the vehicle.<A name=ss2-1344635><A href="http://service.gm.com/servlets/BlobShtml?ShtmlFile=1344635&pubid=297&evc=sm#ss2-1344635" target="_blank">
<H5>Cause</A></H5>


The front shock absorber plastic pilot ring may be wearing out, causing the shock to misalign in the insulator.<A name=ss3-1344635><A href="http://service.gm.com/servlets/BlobShtml?ShtmlFile=1344635&pubid=297&evc=sm#ss3-1344635" target="_blank">
<H5>Correction</A></H5>


Replace the lower portion, P/N 22175818, of the upper insulator assembly using the procedure listed below. This new insulator includes a new plastic pilot ring.

  1. <LI =1>Remove the front shock absorber. Refer to the Shock Absorber Replacement procedure in the Front Suspension sub-section of the Service Manual.
    <LI =1>Remove the lower portion of the upper insulator from the shock and discard.
    <LI =1>Install the new lower portion of the upper insulator to the shock.
    <LI =1>Install the front shock absorber. Refer to the Shock Absorber Replacement procedure in the Front Suspension sub-section of the Service Manual. </LI>
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<H5>Parts Information</A></H5>
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22175818</TD>
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Insulator Asm. - Frt. S/ABS (Lower Part of Upper Insulator)</TD></TR></T></TABLE>
 
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