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Slight "pop" in front end on take-off

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I've only had my G6 GT (2007) for a few days and am loving it. However, I have noticed a slight "pop" (or thump) when accelerating from a stop or turning at low speeds (usually accelerating then too). It is hard to tell where it is coming from, but feels like from right behind the steering column. I was wondering if it could be a suspension issue (car has 29k miles on it). My wife's Buick Rendezvous was doing something similar at 35k miles and had to have both front outer tie-ends replaced. Is it normal for the G6 to have a little pop (and it is VERY minor, btw) or something I should have the dealership look at?

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I had the same problem. I especially noticed it when turning left at low speeds in the parking garage at work. I thought initially that I had a bad wheel bearing and took it in. Initially, the dealer tried lubrication of the intermediate shaft between the steering column and the rack and pinion due to excessive play. That didn't work - they replaced the intermediate shaft which fixed the problem.

'06 GT Coupe, 3.5L, 20k miles! And loving it except for having to fix the sunroof leak twice (fixed it the second time myself - just to know it was done right)

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