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Old 05-09-2012, 08:20 AM   #1
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Steering Wheel "Whirr"

I do alot of circles in my parking garage, and I just noticed that my steering wheel is making a "whirring" sound as it turns.

Is faint, sounds mechanical. Wondering if anyone has this issue? It's an 11 1SS, with 11700 miles.

Fluid? Mechanics? Normal?

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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yep, that fixed it, thanks! lol
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:45 AM   #3
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Not that anyone gives a sheet of paper, but the replaced the entire rack and pinion in my SS and now it's fine. They said they had similar noises on the traverse due to faulty r&p.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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Well the new one is starting to make a noise now too. WTF?

i'm almost at 15k, and just about a year now. Is this thing a lemon or what?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:39 AM   #5
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Mine makes the same noise. I think it is a rubbing of the bearings inside the column. I have not takin it in yet for this problem. I have to weigh if risking having the car at the dealer is worth the PIA of this problem. I think it may actually be a design flaw and not fixable.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:41 AM   #6
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yeah that's bullshit. my year old car should not be making this noise. not for the 33+ k i paid for it. yours shouldn't either.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:54 AM   #7
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So, it's with the dealer today. Apparently there is a bulletin, something down in the rack is not lubricating enough with the power steering fluid. The steering column is enclosed, so the sound travels up like a speaker.

GM is recommending replacing it with transmission fluid. And putting a sticker on it saying to do that.

Does that seem right?? Geez. If I want to sell this down the line, what's a Mickey mouse solution going to do to my resale value?!?
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:06 AM   #8
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Do you have the bulletin number by chance?
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:33 AM   #9
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i don't, the tech that road tested it with me told me about it.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:33 AM   #10
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Well the new one is starting to make a noise now too. WTF?

i'm almost at 15k, and just about a year now. Is this thing a lemon or what?
I do apologize for the frustrations you may be experiencing with your wheel. Have you brought it to a dealership for service? Please let us know if you have any questions at your convenience!

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Old 07-25-2012, 08:43 AM   #11
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Is that some sort of stock reply? Lol, if you see above I said "GM" recommends this and that, etc. thank you for your concern.

After having the system flushed and refilled with Dextron (I forget the number), it sounds good this morning. However, when I had the rack replaced, it sounded good for a while as well.

So, I am cautiously optimistic. I love this car, I just don't want to be annoyed by it every 3 months.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:50 PM   #12
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5 days and so far so good!
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #13
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Thanks for the post
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:58 AM   #14
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same noise happening to mine, only 5k miles, took it to the dealer, fluid was on level, everything apparently normal, but the noise is still there inside the cabin...
Any GM bulletin???

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Mine makes the same noise. I think it is a rubbing of the bearings inside the column. I have not takin it in yet for this problem. I have to weigh if risking having the car at the dealer is worth the PIA of this problem. I think it may actually be a design flaw and not fixable.
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