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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:56 pm    Post subject:  Squeek in steering wheel? Reply with quote

Its been there for a little while now but thought I would ask on the forum. I have this annoying squeek coming from the steering wheel or upper column. I would imagine that I would have to pull the wheel and do a quick lube spray down the shaft if thats possible. It definately sounds like light rubbing of some sort. Anyone else had this issue?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:16 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

6 Pages of search results for intermediate steering shaft.

Here is a fix-it post.

http://www.naioa.com/v2/module.....amp;t=3550

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks Lingenfelter but I guess I should have made noise more descriptive..its actually up near the horn pad area.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:52 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You mean this part?



Mine squeeks from time to time too. More of a VVVVVV sound. I haven't noticed it in a while though. Maybe it went away with I Armour all'd my interior. Confused

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:03 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I think there is a bit of a rubber collar to keep crap from falling down into the dash in that area. I get a bit of noise on occasion but I've never done anything about it.

You could try pulling off the dash panel and putting some sort of long-lasting lubricant in it, if it bothers you enough to put that much effort in.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:59 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Could be the clock spring.

http://www.naioa.com/v2/module.....p;p=183564
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:30 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Pushrodpower..thanks for the pic...thats exactly where I believe its coming from or at least from that spot to the dash.
05imp....thanks for the link..yes I agree that the clockspring could be the culprit or the stupid grommet near the dash.
What is a clockspring..never heard of that before?

I will have to snoop around tomorrow and see if I can get some spray of some kind in there...only thing that drowns out the noise is the radio Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:52 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Since BBE said it so well

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Clock Spring has nothing to do with the clock... electronic or otherwise

The clock spring is in the steering column and it's what allows wires to go to the steering wheel and still allows the steering wheel to turn... without tearing the connections

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Its a double disc that as the wheel turns the connections follow a track.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Went for a drive this morning and it was quiet for the first 2 min of driving then came back...Im betting its that clock spring. I dont have a steering wheel puller so I think I will just leave it. There is no way I will get any spray in there to lube it without pulling that wheel.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

05imp wrote:
Since BBE said it so well

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Clock Spring has nothing to do with the clock... electronic or otherwise

The clock spring is in the steering column and it's what allows wires to go to the steering wheel and still allows the steering wheel to turn... without tearing the connections

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Its a double disc that as the wheel turns the connections follow a track.


Kind of like the old dyno bicycles that had brake lines, but you could turn the handles 360 degrees? Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Alright...about that squeek or rubbing up near the horn pad...

I took it to my local garage and the mechanic feels that it may be the upper bearing making a noise and thinks there maybe a TSB or Recall on that? Do you think he just does not want to do it? He says check with GM on it.
Does everyone feel its still the clock spring? Or is it possibly the bearing?
Note: In the morning for the first 2 minutes it makes no noise at all.

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