Steering wheel squeeking during sharp turns

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Old 04 Feb 2006, 02:08 pm   #1 (permalink)
Debbiedo
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Default Steering wheel squeeking during sharp turns


My steering wheel turns when I make a sharp turn to the right or left
(at first it was mostly the right, but now it is both directions.) My
power steering fluid level is full. Any ideas what might be the problem
and the approximate cost to fix? I have a 94 camry.

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Old 04 Feb 2006, 04:01 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Steering wheel squeeking during sharp turns

The steering shaft passes through a rubber bushing on the inside
firewall, on its way to the steering gear. This is sometimes the
source of the squeak. Get a can of silicon spray with the needle tube
and spray it generously while some body turns the wheel back and forth
(with the engine running). I have had this problem and that was the
solution.

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Old 06 Feb 2006, 11:26 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Steering wheel squeeking during sharp turns

Some more info.

It does not squeak when the engine is off. It squeaks a lot when I turn
it at all when it is still cold and the engine is running. The colder
outside the squeakier it gets. As the car engine warms up the more I
can turn the steering wheel before it squeaks. It still squeaks at
sharp turns no matter how warm the engine is. The squeak sounds as if
it is coming from inside the engine, not the inside of the driver
compartment.

If you still think this is the problem, I will buy some silicon spray
tonight. Where exactly do I spray?

Many thanks.

Deb

Wayne55dud@aol.com wrote:
> The steering shaft passes through a rubber bushing on the inside
> firewall, on its way to the steering gear. This is sometimes the
> source of the squeak. Get a can of silicon spray with the needle tube
> and spray it generously while some body turns the wheel back and forth
> (with the engine running). I have had this problem and that was the
> solution.


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Old 06 Feb 2006, 04:00 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On my '03, the steering shaft enters the firewall just above and
between the brake pedal and the gas pedal. There is a black rubber
do-nut gasket surrounding the shaft. This is where you spray, around
the shaft where it enters the rubber gasket. The dryness of the gasket
is where a squeak can occur.

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