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Just and FYI, no more replacing Steering shafts for noise, even if you want a new one. Once stock runs out, we have to jump through hoops to get one shipped to us.

Clunking Noise Under Hood and can be Felt in the Steering Wheel and/or Steering Column (Lubricate Intermediate Steering Shaft Assembly) #00-02-35-003I - (Jan 20, 2006)

Clunking Noise Under Hood and Can Be Felt in the Steering Wheel and/or Steering Column (Lubricate Intermediate Steering Shaft Assembly)
2002-2006 Cadillac Escalade Models
1999-2006 Chevrolet Silverado Models
2000-2006 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe Models
2002-2006 Chevrolet Avalanche
1999-2006 GMC Sierra Models
2000-2006 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL Models
2003-2006 HUMMER H2
This Service Bulletin DOES NOT include Mid-Size Utilities such as Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer Models, GMC Envoy Models or Oldsmobile Bravada. Refer to Service Bulletin 02-02-35-006A or newer for Mid-Size Utilities.
This bulletin is being revised to add model years and reinstate the I-shaft lubrication service procedure. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 00-02-35-003H (Section 02 -- Steering).
<A href="http://service.gm.com/servlets/BlobShtml?ShtmlFile=1752640&psdid=437&evc=sm#ss1-1752640">Condition

Some customers may comment on a clunk-type noise coming from under the hood that also can be felt in the steering wheel. These conditions may be more noticeable when turning at low speeds on rough road surfaces.
<A href="http://service.gm.com/servlets/BlobShtml?ShtmlFile=1752640&psdid=437&evc=sm#ss2-1752640">Diagnostic Tips

Use the information below to help diagnose the source of the noise.
Frame Snap and/or Popping Type Noise -- A frame snap or popping type noise can be duplicated on rough or smooth road surfaces with steering wheel input to the left or the right. This type of noise can be HEARD and is typically louder with the windows rolled down. For additional information refer to Corporate Bulletin # 03-08-61-002F or newer -- Snap/Popping Type Noise Coming from Front of Vehicle (Remove Front Crossmember, Change Fastener Orientation)
Intermediate Shaft Clunk -- Intermediate shaft clunk is heard and FELT in the steering wheel and/or steering column area, typically while driving on rough road surfaces with steering wheel input.​
 

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I have an '04 1/2 ton GMC Z71 CC, had shaft replaced at about 12k, just rolled 17k yesterday, and it's in the shop today for same problem. Wonder if they'll lube or replace in light of the new TSB?

I'll let you know how it goes...
 
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