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#1 (permalink) Old 08-11-2004, 04:28 PM
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Does anyone have any ideas on the reason for my steering wheel "creaking" whenever I turn from left to right?

Is this a common thing? Solutions?

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Where does the sound come from? it is most likely your power steering system

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It sounds like it's coming from the insides of my steering wheel. When the wheel creaks, I can feel the slight vibration in the steering wheel. Could it have something to do with the mechanics of the air bag?
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my steering wheel makes some weird noises too sometimes... somtimes its a "clicking" noise and other times its a "squeeling" noise... but then it will go away for a while and come back.. oh well =\

my real "noise" problem comes from my rear deck (behind the back seats) -- SERIOUS CREEKING there (like creeking even when your on the smoothest road)
ANNOYS ME MORE THAN ANYTHING .. too bad i can't find an answer to what the noise is

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My wife's jeep does has the same "creaking" in the power steering...only if I turn the wheel all the way in either direction with the car standing still...

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Ok... I'll add too it.... mine use to do it... before I took it off.... and put a different one on... but yes... my M did it off and on... its a clicking noise.. and it seems to be hard to turn with tension from left to right.. and just takes a quick yanking of the wheel to disingauge it...


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