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Rubbing squeaky sound when turning steering wheel '96 Legacy
Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:19 PM
Anywho...could that maybe be the clockspring getting ready to retire?
If I look in there by the turn signal lever, I can see some yellowish grease down in there. Is that normal? (confirmed by sticking pinky finger in there-yep it's grease). I think I can see the clockspring down in there which does seem to be the general vicinity of the whirring/squeaking sound.
I don't see anything down in there that looks to be obstructing or that fell in there or anything. Thanks!
Posted 15 August 2006 - 08:16 PM
Posted 15 August 2006 - 08:25 PM
it can also be the bearing on top of the Strut that allows the car to turn
Posted 15 August 2006 - 10:36 PM
Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:49 AM
Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:16 AM
I think I didn't explain the sound very well though. The sound is definitely coming from the steering column itself right inside the vehicle. It sounds a lot like that rubbing/squeaking sound made when cleaning glass with paper towels and glass cleaner actually. If I put my ear near the steering column it sounds like it's coming from right around the plane of the turn signal lever, which I think I can see the clockspring looking down in there. Thanks again!
Actually the checking for plastic in the wheel wells reminds me that at least on the drivers side I have no plastic I bumped a curb and it must have pushed that plastic thing against the wheel, after I pulled out on hiway I heard this loud rubbing sound so I went to pull over and that whole plastic wheel well thing got ripped out and was laying in the road. I stopped and picked it up but didn't put it back in yet.....
Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:17 AM
Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:00 PM
I have a 98 subaru outback and I have the same problem that you had, my steering wheel is making the rubber noise, when turning. First my steering wheel become hard just in 20% of steering. These problem occurs for 3 weeks, after that, the steering bocome normal again and 2 days ago, becomes these rubber noise. How do you fixed you car? What it was making theese noise?
Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:59 PM
Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:17 AM
Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:43 AM
Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:22 AM
I have the same noises your talking about on my taurus. Took it to the suspension shop and they said bearing plate on strut is bad. So there you go. Buy 2 new quickstrut assemblys and be done with it.
Thats what I was going to suggest next.
Posted 15 December 2010 - 02:31 PM
Posted 15 December 2010 - 03:35 PM
Now if the car is old enough, chek the rack, the inner and outer tie rod ends, and ball joints. The sound may be traveleing and be someplace else in origin.
Posted 15 December 2010 - 04:08 PM
Posted 15 December 2010 - 04:12 PM
So hopefully it isn't eating away my clockspring's insulation.
ticktocktictok its only a matter of time
well someone had to say it
Posted 11 March 2014 - 11:26 AM
My car started doing this about 2 weeks ago.. I can make a video but it's really annoying it seems to be coming in the center just behind the parking light switch.
Still does it when it's 48 F outside.
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