Here’s Why Your GMC Yukon May Have A Front-Axle Clicking Noise8
Some GMC Yukon owners may notice that their SUV produces a clicking or squeaking noise from around the front end while driving. Now, a possible cause for this issue has been identified, and with it, a fix to be performed by a GM technician.
According to a recent report from GM TechLink, the clicking or squeaking noise may be present in GMC Yukon SUVs produced between the 2021 and 2022 model years. Affected models are equipped with four-wheel drive, and include a front axle tagged with RPO code SU4. The clicking or squeaking noise may be produced when the vehicle is driven in two-wheel drive, but will go away when switched to four-wheel drive.
The clicking or squeaking noise may be coming from the left-side front axle output shaft. Critically, GM TechLink states that this specific noise does not affect the operation or durability of the vehicle.
To address this specific issue for the GMC Yukon, GM TechLink recommends that a GM technician first test drive the vehicle in order to confirm that the SUV is indeed emitting the clicking or squeaking noise. The noise may be easiest to duplicate in warmer ambient temperatures after the vehicle has been driven for roughly 30 miles.
Once the sound has been confirmed and isolated to the front-left axle seal area, the GM technician will next replace the left-side front axle output shaft, or front-wheel drive shaft. A new part number is available for this, which will include a slinger and retaining ring, both of which are single-use parts. The GM technician will need to refer to Front Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement – Left Side or Front Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement – Left Side (SU4) in the relevant Service Information literature.
To note, a similar issue (and related fix) has also been identified for the Cadillac Escalade, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevy Silverado 1500, Chevy Tahoe, and Chevy Suburban.
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Why not just have one post that talks about all the vehicles affected by a clicking axle or a service power steering?
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Such poor quality control. GM sank once and it wasn’t cause by great quality control.
That’s similar to the low speed shudder I get from my 2019 Equinox since new. It has to be under load, worse if turning a corner and disappears around 30 mph or more. Doesn’t matter if it is in AWD or not and no technician has been able to find/feel it. It IS however in the maintenance records for the car and has gotten more pronounced as the tires wear. 41k mi and they are evenly worn but not much left of them. They have searched for the problem to no avail. Sound familiar to anyone else out there?
I am tired of manufacturers and their 7 year lifespan vehicles. Where the hell is the quality control and testing of this crap?
That happened to my 2022 chevy suburban high country in the middle of winter and the entire axle cv was loose on both side the bolts that hold them to different were loose on both sides the creaking and whining noise is bolts coming out not some noise about vehicle being in 2wd and being placed in 4wd is nonsense we were in 2wd when it happened.
Does this happen with the 2007 yukons?
Strange my 2009 just had this happen ont he passenger side… Seems this maybe is an ongoing issue…