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Old 10-07-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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Steering Wheel Sqeak??

I have a 99 Jeep Wrangler IL 6, my steering wheel started squeaking really loud when you turn it. As you can imagine it is extremely annoying. Anyone had this happen? How'd you fix it? Any input is appreciated!!

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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I have a 99 Jeep Wrangler IL 6, my steering wheel started squeaking really loud when you turn it. As you can imagine it is extremely annoying. Anyone had this happen? How'd you fix it? Any input is appreciated!!
Mine does the same thing! Not all the time but it's weird that it happens..

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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My 98 started squealing this morning. I'm gonna try and work on it this week.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:47 PM   #4
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My 98 started squealing this morning. I'm gonna try and work on it this week.
Alright, let us know what you find out!
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:00 PM   #5
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"Go under your dash and find where the steering column goes through the firewall. Apply either lithium grease or a silicon spray to steering column where it touches the rubber boot on the firewall."
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"Go under your dash and find where the steering column goes through the firewall. Apply either lithium grease or a silicon spray to steering column where it touches the rubber boot on the firewall."
Found this on Jeep Forum.
I'm going to try this and see how it works. If anyone tries this or something else, let us know the results.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:24 AM   #7
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"Go under your dash and find where the steering column goes through the firewall. Apply either lithium grease or a silicon spray to steering column where it touches the rubber boot on the firewall."
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Mine was squeaking a month or so back and I did the above fix an it took care of the problem. I also followed the steering shaft from top to bottom an greased any contact points with white lithium grease...
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:50 AM   #8
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Ah, colder weather. Where the "Help me get my doors off" threads are replaced by the "My steering is making weird sounds" threads

Driving mine last night, I heard my first chewbacca sound of the season.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:08 AM   #9
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Yep, spray the steeering wheel shaft where it passes through the rubber firewall boot to cure the squeak. A white lithium or silicone spray lube will work well, don't waste your time with short-lived WD40.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:32 AM   #10
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ive noticed when mine is cold it rubs on part of the rubber fender wall, just havent got the time to go and adjust that piece out of the way
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:09 PM   #11
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All the Chrysler vehicles I have ever owned done this every winter. Heard about the above mentioned fix from Click and Clack a while ago on their radio show.
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Thanks for the tip! Will try that out
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Yep, spray the steeering wheel shaft where it passes through the rubber firewall boot to cure the squeak. A white lithium or silicone spray lube will work well, don't waste your time with short-lived WD40.
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This fixed the noise .. Simple and cheap. Like it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:44 PM   #14
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Awesome! I'm glad I seem this. Thanks also.

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