2 Questions about 05 Duramax

Old 09-10-2015, 04:28 AM
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like mentioned..i used my buddys ..went from il to loto and back..kept it at 70 and avrived 22 mpg..towing my 18 donzi i got 15..standard cab for the rattle check the inner tierods..when they get loose they will make a banging noise..
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Old 11-25-2015, 11:54 PM
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Guess I'm a little late here, but I tried the hose clamp fix to squeeze the plastic bushing (07 classic D-max). I tried to install the hose clamp close to the end of the column but there are 2 support brackets welded to the column right where I wanted to install the clamp. These brackets make it difficult to get a hose clamp to stay put. The clamp wanted to slid off the brackets.

Picked up a 2 1/8" muffler clamp and installed it very close to the end of the column. Tightened it just enough so the plastic bushing could not be pulled out but not so tight it crushes the column. Worked like a charm.
Some guys have used a 2" muffler clamp but said they had to "make it work". The 2 1/8" clamp slipped right on.
Best $3 I ever spent.
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