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dazthephot
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Steering wheel squeak

Post by dazthephot » Wed 18 Dec, 2019 10:58

Well it’s more of a scrape than a squeak. I’ve heard of people lithium lubing the column joints near the firewall. Any recommendations?


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Re: Steering wheel squeak

Post by mrscalex » Wed 18 Dec, 2019 11:31

You need to find out where it's coming from. If it's really the steering wheel not the steering column it will most likely be the airbag slip ring.
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Re: Steering wheel squeak

Post by dazthephot » Wed 18 Dec, 2019 13:31

Ok thank you. I will do some checking this winter break, It does sound like an internal noise though on first glance.

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Re: Steering wheel squeak

Post by dazthephot » Wed 18 Dec, 2019 13:32

Come to think about it i did remove the airbag unit when i changed the centre piece bottom half...hmmm
mrscalex wrote:
Wed 18 Dec, 2019 11:31
You need to find out where it's coming from. If it's really the steering wheel not the steering column it will most likely be the airbag slip ring.

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Re: Steering wheel squeak

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Re: Steering wheel squeak

Post by dazthephot » Thu 19 Dec, 2019 21:25

Thanks


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