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Old 05 Nov 2004, 10:49 am   #1 (permalink)
Wayne55Dud
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With the coming of cold weather, my 2003 Camry V6 LE gets a groan in the
steering wheel, especially when turning hard as in parking. It sounds like an
wildebeest, with a low grunt and groan.

I suppose it will be necessary to remove the covers and put a little lube
somewhere in the mechanism.

Any comments or suggestions?

Wayne Norman
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Old 05 Nov 2004, 11:27 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Steering Wheel Groan

this is usually caused at the universal
joint down at the floorboard. A good
silicon spray should quiet it down.
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Old 05 Nov 2004, 05:17 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Wayne55Dud" <wayne55dud@aol.com> wrote in message
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> With the coming of cold weather, my 2003 Camry V6 LE gets a groan in the
> steering wheel, especially when turning hard as in parking. It sounds like

an
> wildebeest, with a low grunt and groan.
>
> I suppose it will be necessary to remove the covers and put a little lube
> somewhere in the mechanism.
>
> Any comments or suggestions?
>
> Wayne Norman


Hi Wayne,
Mine has done the same for years.
I came across an advice sheet on the net some place.
It shows a change of bushes on the steering rack.
The ones that hold the rack to the bulkhead.
I took it to my Toyota dealer but he just said rubbish
no such mod.
But get someone to sit in seat, open bonnet.
look at the steering rack and see if it moves a little
when you exercise the steering wheel.
Mine does.
And noise is from there.
But only in cold weather.
Get Google and search under Toyota Rack noise.
or some think like that.
I will try and find it again.

let me know if yours moves.

cheers Johnny UK.


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Old 05 Nov 2004, 05:29 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"Johnny Melvin" <johnny@melvin.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Wayne55Dud" <wayne55dud@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:20041105114958.06216.00000089@mb-m23.aol.com...
> > With the coming of cold weather, my 2003 Camry V6 LE gets a groan in the
> > steering wheel, especially when turning hard as in parking. It sounds

like
> an
> > wildebeest, with a low grunt and groan.
> >
> > I suppose it will be necessary to remove the covers and put a little

lube
> > somewhere in the mechanism.
> >
> > Any comments or suggestions?
> >
> > Wayne Norman

>
> Hi Wayne,
> Mine has done the same for years.
> I came across an advice sheet on the net some place.
> It shows a change of bushes on the steering rack.
> The ones that hold the rack to the bulkhead.
> I took it to my Toyota dealer but he just said rubbish
> no such mod.
> But get someone to sit in seat, open bonnet.
> look at the steering rack and see if it moves a little
> when you exercise the steering wheel.
> Mine does.
> And noise is from there.
> But only in cold weather.
> Get Google and search under Toyota Rack noise.
> or some think like that.
> I will try and find it again.
>
> let me know if yours moves.
>
> cheers Johnny UK.
>
> http://www.alldata.com/service_provi...20010703a.html


Found it ,try this.


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Old 05 Nov 2004, 06:26 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Wayne55Dud wrote:
|| With the coming of cold weather, my 2003 Camry V6 LE gets a groan in
|| the steering wheel, especially when turning hard as in parking. It
|| sounds like an wildebeest, with a low grunt and groan.
||
|| I suppose it will be necessary to remove the covers and put a little
|| lube somewhere in the mechanism.
||
|| Any comments or suggestions?
||
|| Wayne Norman


Similarly, my 99 Camry does that but the problem only started THIS winter!!




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Old 26 Nov 2004, 10:40 am   #6 (permalink)
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Same thing with my 99' This drove me nuts and sounded like it was coming
from under the horn area of steering wheel. Almost sounded like a singing
noise. I found the source to be coming from where the steering column goes
through the floor board. There is a collar there that just needed to be
sprayed with wd-40. Its been over a year now since spraying it and no
more noise. Give that a shot.

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Old 26 Nov 2004, 10:40 am   #7 (permalink)
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Same thing with my 99' This drove me nuts and sounded like it was coming
from under the horn area of steering wheel. Almost sounded like a singing
noise. I found the source to be coming from where the steering column goes
through the floor board. There is a collar there that just needed to be
sprayed with wd-40. Its been over a year now since spraying it and no
more noise. Give that a shot.

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