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Old 08-17-2007, 02:14 PM   #15
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I wonder if this is something not exclusive to the Duramax. From what I've read, it would seem to me that any GM truck, maybe even 1/2 ton could develop this issue in the front steering.

Had the "steering knuckle" replaced in our 01 Burb, O4 Burb (both 1/2 tons), and now the 06 D/A.
Yup-it is common to pretty much all GM trucks and from my experience (2 different dealers) they are well aware of it and fixed it readily. Once fixed, it has never re-occurred (For us).

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Old 08-17-2007, 02:14 PM   #16
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In 68,000 miles I have only had an A/C vent replaced under warranty due to one of the vanes falling out repeatedly when I tried to adjust it. My truck must have been built in the middle of the week. I have a rear differential pinion seal that has been slightly leaking, no spots in the driveway, and I pick up the pinion seal tomorrow morning for an early morning repair at the house. On the other hand, I know of one guy who had an Allison transmission, heater core, driveshaft and numerous other parts replaced on his '01 2500hd but it must have been built on a Monday or Friday, right?
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:27 PM   #17
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Old 08-17-2007, 03:13 PM   #18
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:43 PM   #19
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My 2006 Duramax has 21K miles and has had an annoying clunk in the front suspension for some time, most notable while turning over rough pavement. Took it to the dealer Monday and they said "bad steering sector" and replaced it. Took it back this morning because the problem is worse. This afternoon they tell me they are at a loss and have called GM for help. I Googled Durmax bump and found a lot of info indicating this problem has been around for several years and GM has not fixed it yet.

Several months ago I had a driveline clunk. Took it to the dealer and they replaced the entire 2 piece drive shaft. Googled this today also and found that GM is now replacing the slip yoke with one that is nickel plated. I stilll have a small clunk in the driveline and just assumed this is normal.

Now, are any of you DA owners having these problems? If so, were they fixed to your satisfaction and how?

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Took mine into the dealer today for a fix. They knew exactly what I was talking about and "replaced the steering shaft with updated design" (to quote the service receipt) and all under warranty. It works fine now.
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:27 PM   #20
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Got the same front end clunk on my 02 Duramax that I bought new. Had the noise since day one. Ben to three dealers and they can not find any problem? They deney any recall. It has not got worse or better, just living with it. Too expensive to replace this kind of truck every couple of years. Used to buy houses for that kind of price.
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My son has a 2006 GMC P/U and had the same problem but with less milage on it. Went through the sam BS with dealer and finally, GM ended up fixing it. For how long? We'll just have to wait and see.

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Old 09-10-2007, 07:12 AM   #22
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Got the same front end clunk on my 02 Duramax that I bought new. Had the noise since day one. Ben to three dealers and they can not find any problem? They deney any recall. It has not got worse or better, just living with it. Too expensive to replace this kind of truck every couple of years. Used to buy houses for that kind of price.
KaneHill, I have to agree with zoomin, I have dealt with 2 different dealers, 3 different vehicles; 01-04-06, they all had that "clunk" both dealers were very familiar...didn't even have to finish my sentence they knew what the problem was and how to fix it.
I would try another dealer...

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