Click When Turning Only

When turning at low speed, my 2000 Z71 has a small tick that can be felt through the steering wheel. I has 60,000 easy miles on it and the tires have always been rotated at 5,000 miles and hand torked.
Feels like it could be a wheel bearing with a flat spot on one of the rollers.
My daughter's 2004 Tahoe has 16,000 miles on it and is starting to make that same noise. This must be a common problem. What experience has this most knowledeable group found to be the problem?
STOVEBOLT
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On Oct 24, 7:02 pm, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.net wrote:

I have a 2001 z and have felt the same thing, I took it to a mechanic and cant recall the technical terms, but there is something in the steering column that is square shaped that tends to make that same sound and feel. I was told this was completely harmless outside of the annoyance.
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Greetings,
Intermediate steering shaft. Common problem.
There are tech bulletins out for this issue, as well as a redesigned part for replacement. Check with your dealer, both may be under warranty, but if not it's not TOO expensive to have replaced.
Cheers - Jonathan

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Exactly right, it's the intermediate shaft. I brought my '03 Sierra in for it 2 or 3 times. First time, they used a "new" lube. Lasted a few months. Last time they replaced it and used the new lube but it's been doing it for a while now. I really should go back but I just haven't had the time. I wonder why I should have it replaced again if it's only going to last 10k miles or so (if that).
Rosscoe
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Does anyone know the new UPGRADED part number? My dealer hasn't heard of an upgraded part.
Thanks, G

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