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Old 04-14-2011, 02:49 PM
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Squeaky Steering Wheel fix?

My steering wheel squeaks when turning and it drives me crazy. I'm tired of turning up the radio up so I don't hear it lol. I have been told that there is a bearing in there that it known for causing that. Is it possible to grease it up or should I just replace it? Is it difficult to do or do I risk messing up my air bag wiring or anything else? If anyone has experiance with this and could give me some advice I would appreciate it.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:17 AM
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i'm having the same issue. it drives me nuts and i wanna find out what is causing it! i looked in the steering wheel i didnt find anything.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:59 PM
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None of the obs have air bags. I've seen the sliding contacts squeak on these. Easy to lube up. Just pull the horn pad and the steering wheel. Then lube the sliding contact rings on the back of the steering wheel with dielectric grease. Mine was doing it, but only one way. My contact quit making contact cause it wore one of the pins from lack of lube over 300,000 miles. I put a new contact in there, lubed it up and the noise is gone.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:05 PM
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yes there is a bearing at the base of the steering shaft that will eat thru the aluminum shaft if you ignore this. My bearing failed, squeaky wheel to begin with, then grinding when turning either direction, binding during turn. If you have the time, tools, and experience, you can remove and replace yourself. I took mine to a pro and he rebuilt the whole column to better than new. $850 but I don't worry about the wheel coming off in my hand on the freeway. Definitly get it looked at soon by someone who knows their way around the block.
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