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Hi all, just traded in my '98 Monte I've had since high school and got a 2007 3.5L G6, Sport trim, but not the GT, metallic gray, 50K miles. Had a G6 as a rental a couple years ago and knew it would be on my short list when it came time to buy.

No mods yet, as I have a couple minor issues to clear up first, maybe some of you would have some insight:

-I'm the 3rd owner, and the place I bought it from (car lot, not a GM dealer) had only 1 key and no remotes. Need to get at least 1 new transponder key (can I get this at any GM dealer?) and I'm just going to install a Viper alarm, so that should take care of the remotes.

-Steering wheel squeak: The rest of the car rides perfect, except for a squeak when I turn the wheel. Sounds like it's coming from right behind the wheel and not deep in the steering system. Still under warranty (again, any GM dealer?) so I'll let them take a look at it, but I hear this has been a common problem? My steering iss all hydraulic, not the electric.

-Aftermarket brakes? When I bought it, the calipers were red. Was this a stock option, b/c I can't tell if they were stock and a prev owner painted them or if they are aftermarket (no stamps or labels). Going to pick up a haynes manual anyway.
 

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waterfowler got it all!

The steering I hear a lot of people have the same sound/issue - I'd assume you can take it to any GM dealer and have them take care of it.

oh yeah - and pics!
 

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Might want to try lubing the intermediate steering shaft yourself before you take it to the dealer ship. You might find out that it does the trick. You just lube the joint by the firewall under the dash.
 

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You bought it from Donohoo didnt you. If so, Ive got a key and fob for you lol.

And care9012 has it right, shoot some heavy lube (thicker than wd40) on the joints in the steering column under the dash and in the engine compartment and the noise should quit.
 

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lol, wow, that's crazy. Yes Luckyed looks like I bought your car. I would really appreciate it if I could get those keys. You can send me a message or just email me at akaregdunlop at gmail. Anything else I should know about in the maintenance history?
 

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It was a good car and I sort of miss it. It still looks really nice. Mechanically, I never had an issue for the two years I owned it, aside from the annoying steering wheel squeak which I believe needs to have some grease put on it (the spray lube is just a quick fix). No wrecks or anything that I know of. If youre thinking about adding a sub, I have a wiring harness that utilizes the stock headunit.
 
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