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bassNspear

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My wife has this car, and its a 2006. Sounds like the front end is grinding, or when you turn the wheel, it makes a clunking noise. Sounds like its just something that you can keep repacking it, and making sure its lubbed up, but if i remember right, wasnt there a recall on this from GM?

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We have an 06 G6 that we purchased new. We have not had any recalls on this vehicle but I will tell you there are more front end noises and clunks than any other vehicle I have ever owned. My Ford 4X4 has a quiter ride.

I had been a GM guy most of my life but after buying this car I am not surprized that they are heading to bankruptcy. If this is the way they want to build cars I say let them sink.

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Sorry to be all gloom and doom but I will bet you a day on the lake that you have ball joint problems and probably a problem with the steering rack as well. Take it in to a shop that specializes in front ends (not a franchise tire dealer or a shade tree mechanic but an honest to goodness front end specialist) and have them look it over. Lots of complaints about this exact problem. The steering is electric (not hydrolic)sp?

There have beem many instances of these cars suddenly turning to the left all by themselves and the driver having to fight the wheel to keep it straight. SCARY!

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Intermediate steering shaft is the usual culprit. I have 2 of these in my driveway (both daughters own one).

There is no recall but if you have warranty it is covered.

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I had been a GM guy most of my life but after buying this car I am not surprized that they are heading to bankruptcy. If this is the way they want to build cars I say let them sink.

I just called the pope. he assured me that a certain somewhere had not frozen over but they where experiencing unseasonable cool temps! grin

Seriously though, if the noise can be made without the car moving than the intermediate shaft is a good bet. other things like strut bearings/mounts could also be possible. If you have to be moving or the car has to literally rock side to side or the front end has to go up and down than the possibilities are endless. Struts, bushings, ball joints, stabilizer links, stabilizer bars, etc. If you any have to be moving forward and the noise starts at about 30mph and gets progressively louder than one of the wheel bearings might be bad.

Your post was a little unclear as to what and when you are hearing the noise so that should cover all the bases. If you can't figure out anything a good shop will have no problem figuring it out for you. These vehicles are no strangers to pattern failures and the guys in the back should be able to get you in the right direction in no time!

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Airjer, on my particular G6, it's a GT model. Under warranty it had the steering rack, both struts and a tie rod replaced to find the noise. They got most of it so I figured I'd just live with it. Now the current noise is after it's good and hot in stop and go traffic at speeds between 5-30MPH, usually under coast conditions but sometimes under breaking the front springs "pop" and creak when they feel like it. mad There have been a few other issues as well (loose headliner, CD changer with a mind of it's own). It's a good thing this thing runs great and gets good MPG or I'd be really mad. Almost mad enough to look at a Toyota. I said almost wink.

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The ex-wife had an 06 G6, multiple times in the shop for front end repairs. Anything that had to do with the steering to the front wheels. Had it in enough that won the lemon law on the vehicle

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I'd get rid of it! The ex bought hers in April 06 and by April 08 it had been in a total of 13 times to have assorted front end stuff replaced. It was always under warranty, things were ok the first 6 months or so then it was in every 4-6 weeks I bet. I don't know my part names, but steering column twice, tie rods. Parts others named in this post were replaced and on and on. Even while in the process of the lemon law decision it went in twice for front end stuff.

The super factory radio had a mind of its own too.

She got smart and grabbed life by the horns after winning

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GM in general seems to be having a lot of trouble with shocks and struts as of late. These kind of things run in spurts but between the newer trucks and cars they start leaking around the 40k mark.

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i had a GM Truck, and went to a ford, alot better.

Were going to try and make it through one more winter with the car, but we will see what happens. Im sure its work sooooooo much to a dealership!

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I would have to agree with that BNS.

Even though I loved the '98 Ranger I had, I also had one bad experience with the dealership that forever tainted my view towards the Ford products. Bad thing was, I went to this dealership because the locals tried pulling a fast one on me to the tune of an extra $1600 in service that they induced on 2 different Ford products.

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Originally Posted By: PikeBayCommanche
GM and Dodge just seem to have to many issues for me.

Thats why my next car will be German.

Have fun getting one of those fixed. Or should I say, have fun refinancing your house to be able to pay to get it fixed.

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i had a Chevy 1500, GMC 1500 and a Avalanche, and now that i bought this ford crew cab, i dont think i can ever get away from a ford!

My dads Avalanche is the biggest pile I have ever seen. Shocks, U Joints and a few others I can't remember, but I know there has been a few others. He was always a Ford guy, and said once the Avalanche is paid off- he is going back.

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Same old, same old, Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge.

Been a mechanic for 33 years and have pretty much seen it all. For every story I hear about one brand being better or worse than the other, I just chuckle and recall a similar story with only the makes changed. I've had brand new Fords, brand new Chevies and in my particular case the Fords didnt fare as well. Doesnt mean they are all bad, just the one I had. I currently have an Avalanche and couldnt be happier. My personal experience with this vehicle doesn't mean they are all good, simply that I'm happy with mine.

As far as German cars, there is one brand I refuse to work on. Anyone thats dealt with them before probably has similar feelings. smile

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