Noisy Camry Steering Wheel

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Old 06 Mar 2010, 11:08 am   #1 (permalink)
Clay
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The steering wheel in my mother's 1999 Camry has made an annoying
noise for years. The dealer was no help. She just put up with the
noise.
I tracked down the noise to where the steering shaft goes through the
floor. The shaft and the rubber grommet was the problem because
there is no lubrication. I used a Q-Tip to apply di-electric silicone
grease to the rubber and shaft. No more NOISE,
In my opinion, Toyota could have prevented this problem by using a
Teflon bushing.
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Old 06 Mar 2010, 07:50 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Clay wrote:
> The steering wheel in my mother's 1999 Camry has made an annoying
> noise for years. The dealer was no help. She just put up with the
> noise.
> I tracked down the noise to where the steering shaft goes through the
> floor. The shaft and the rubber grommet was the problem because
> there is no lubrication. I used a Q-Tip to apply di-electric silicone
> grease to the rubber and shaft. No more NOISE,
> In my opinion, Toyota could have prevented this problem by using a
> Teflon bushing.



Hi,

My 1999 Camry has a similar problem, and I'll act upon your advice to
fix it.

Thanks a lot.

Mort Linder

P.S. In an historic and prescient remark at an auto show just a few
years ago, a Toyota rep told an inquiring attendee that, "Toyota can no
longer afford to be perfect.".
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Old 22 Mar 2010, 03:28 am   #3 (permalink)
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"Clay" <c.story@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> The steering wheel in my mother's 1999 Camry has made an annoying
> noise for years. The dealer was no help. She just put up with the
> noise.
> I tracked down the noise to where the steering shaft goes through the
> floor. The shaft and the rubber grommet was the problem because
> there is no lubrication. I used a Q-Tip to apply di-electric silicone
> grease to the rubber and shaft. No more NOISE,
> In my opinion, Toyota could have prevented this problem by using a
> Teflon bushing.


I had the same problem until I started using spray silicone on that
area...every year or two.

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