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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Steering Column and Transmission.

Hey Guys. Im new here. I got a couple of problems.

Last monday i went to the dealership due to my steering column shaking. Not the steering wheel. You can feel something moving behind the steering wheel. I don't know if there is something loose. But honestly im just scared to drive it. Plus i just gotten a wheel alignment and the steering column is going to the left. The dealer said they couldnt find any problems with that. But i know there is a problem. I actually feel it because i drive it.

When Im driving between 40-45 mph the rpms start jumping up and down and im moving back and fourth with the car. I thought the car was going to make me look like a jack ass and i gotten the guy do it. He thought it was the throttle body sensor but i told him the check engine light isnt on. So he kept my car for a few days because they dont know where to start. Then they called me tuesday and told me they recalibrated the tcm. But i took the car for a test drive. Its still doing the same damn thing.

I have a 2008 chevy cobalt ls 2.2 liter. Please help me or give me some idea to tell the dealership. Im really tire of the steering column because its only a year old. I dont think the powertrain warranty covers the steering column. So any advice would help.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 06:32 PM
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Welcome to the forum, tntorqu.

If you were interested, I work with GM Customer Service and would be willing to look into this further. Let me know! I think you may not be able to private message yet as you are so new to the forum, but I will send you a private message with the email address I can be reached at.

All the best,
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 09:21 PM
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I have had the steering column replaced twice, for the rattling noise at low speeds. This is the second time. I only have 60k miles, the car is a 09. There needs to be something better done about this. It seems to fix it for a short time. I did call GM, and got nothing. Well I did get 1 yr of Onstar for free but I know that is only to compensate for the fact that it will happen again, and of course after my extended warranty is out.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 02:12 PM
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Try getting your tires balanced. That
Could be the problem. Good luck.
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