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Old 01-02-2017, 08:38 AM   #1
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Clunk inside power steering motor

I'm in the hunt to trace down the annoying clunks in the front cobalt suspension. So far most of my front suspension have been replaced with either OEM or MOOG components. Over the weekend I replaced the intermediate steering shaft hoping it would get rid of the steering wheel clunk. It helped a little but the main clunk is coming from inside the power steering motor. From what I remember reading, there are plastic gears inside there that wear out. I visit the dealer and told them about the issue and also told them how there are times that the steering is weak at low speeds or stand stills. They told me once the recall is closed they wont replace it again. I plan on visiting another dealer because the first dealer I visited always gives me a hard time and is know for trying to rip people off.


My question is has anyone had the powering steering replaced a second time with a similar issue like mine?
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I didn't know this was a recall. the shop told me I had play in my steering box when I got my alignment done a couple months ago.

I would think if they already went into it once they'd check it off in their records as being fixed.

I hope you get it fixed.
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Bump. Has anyone replaced their steering column?
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I'm kind of looking into replacing the column myself but a new one is $350 or so and from what I've read you could get a clunk come back in a couple thousand miles.
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I replace mine with a column off a 2010 from the junkyard, hoping it would have been improved in later years. Well that lasted about a year and a half, just started making noise again this week. **** me. So over this platform.
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I read some where about the HHRs having a better column. Not sure if its true.




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I'm kind of looking into replacing the column myself but a new one is $350 or so and from what I've read you could get a clunk come back in a couple thousand miles.
Yeah I cant justify spending that for it to come back. It would be a different story if they improved the design.

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I replace mine with a column off a 2010 from the junkyard, hoping it would have been improved in later years. Well that lasted about a year and a half, just started making noise again this week. **** me. So over this platform.
Did you have any issue with security or anything when switching to the newer 2010 column?
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No security issues using the 2010 column and power steering motor, i reused the ignition stuff from the original column.
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No security issues using the 2010 column and power steering motor, i reused the ignition stuff from the original column.
does your car have ECS? I think I can only replace mine with another column from a car with ECS
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