Has anyone ever heard of this being a problem. The dealership is trying to
tell me that my slip yolk is causing a clunking sound and it is going to
cost me in the neighborhood of $500 (CAD) to get it fixed. They tell me
this is a very common problem on a lot of vehicles, and there is no recall
out for this. The new part is nickel plated.
Is this something that I should have done, or is the dealer just trying to
help me part with my hard earned bank?
Opinions are appreciated!
Read GM Tech Service Bulletin (TSB) 01-04-17-004B Jan 5, 2005.. (old
1 is 004A)
The Drive line spline is not sliding 'efficiently' under braking
nor normal acceleration.... The rear suspension becomes bound
Either have the Yoke spline greased by GM (special grease) every
spring or buy the Nickel plated Yoke... 12479383 w/o U
The TSB has a large combination of Yokes & Kits (Part Nos) for for
models & years....!!
When the trucks Drive line spline slides effortlessly, Ride is
improved in town....
As for now my dealer greases my 2000 4x4 Ext Cab Spline...
This is not an opinion....it is fact that the nickel
plated yokes will fix your problem, but because
it's so pricey....I'd suggest that you simply have the
yoke lubed. You will get the same result as the
new yoke, but you will have to repeat the lubing
procedure every now and then. Probably best
to figure out how to remove the driveshaft yourself,
(very easy) and do the work yourself.
What kind of monkey snot is GM using to lube it with? Do I really
need the GM version, or can I get something with Moly in it down at
On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 22:53:33 GMT, "shiden_kai"
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