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Old 11-07-2011, 09:19 AM   #1
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Steering Wheel Noises?

Does the 2007 have brass contacts on the steering wheel or something? Now that its a bit colder out when I first drive the jeep in the AM the steering wheel makes noises when turning it over 1/2 turn.

Anyone else have this issue? Its hard to describe the noises....

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Old 11-07-2011, 09:35 AM   #2
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Feel or noise or both?

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Feel or noise or both?
No feeling really. I guess it kind sounds like a rubber band being wound up over and over.
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No feeling really. I guess it kind sounds like a rubber band being wound up over and over.
That's strange.

Clockspring maybe ?
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What do I need to do to diagnose?
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Lay on the ground and watch listen as someone else drives /turns
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Lay on the ground and watch listen as someone else drives /turns
The noise isn't coming from anywhere but right at the steering wheel. Not sure that I would hear anything at all under the jeep.
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The noise isn't coming from anywhere but right at the steering wheel. Not sure that I would hear anything at all under the jeep.
Your steering wheel should have a clock spring inside or behind--I know my Tj did. Google clockspring. I'm not sure if there is an actual "spring" inside. Something with how the electronics still work as you turn the wheel. Can become defective if wet but usually causes things not to work-not make a noise

Only thing I could think of. Look into it
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Arpd3, I am disappointed to read your post. I have had multiple Jeeps over the years, including a 93 Wrangler, a 98 Cherokee, and an 02 Wrangler. They all had steering wheel noises as you described when the vehicles were cold. I took them to the dealer, all along stating that no one had ever reported steering wheel noises. I'm disappointed to learn that the problem still persists.

I just ordered a new 2012 JKU, so hopefully the issue is not recurring after all these years?
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:55 PM   #10
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Well it's worth looking into. Your cause of noise could be some type of biding in the actual steering causing a vibration up the shaft of the steering wheel. Always look at all possibilities. You could open the engine and look for where the steering shaft goes from the fire wall to the steering box and look around. You could spring a mild penetrant a the base of the steering wheel of you wanted, no idea how safe that is for your interior. Or take it to your mechanic.
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Arpd3, I am disappointed to read your post. I have had multiple Jeeps over the years, including a 93 Wrangler, a 98 Cherokee, and an 02 Wrangler. They all had steering wheel noises as you described when the vehicles were cold. I took them to the dealer, all along stating that no one had ever reported steering wheel noises. I'm disappointed to learn that the problem still persists.

I just ordered a new 2012 JKU, so hopefully the issue is not recurring after all these years?
My jeep is an 07 with 41k on it. Hopefully this doesn't happen to you.

My 2006 Mustang GT developed this noise around the same mileage.

I wonder if its just the quality of the parts they use?
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My jeep is an 07 with 41k on it. Hopefully this doesn't happen to you.

My 2006 Mustang GT developed this noise around the same mileage.

I wonder if its just the quality of the parts they use?
My Jk is a 07 w/ 39,000 bought with 35,000 no weird steering wheel sounds at all.
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My Jk is a 07 w/ 39,000 bought with 35,000 no weird steering wheel sounds at all.
Wait till you hit 41k!!!

lol... no but seriously its only when the jeep is cold...I think it might be dust even so Ill start by giving it a thorough cleaning.
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Wait till you hit 41k!!!

lol... no but seriously its only when the jeep is cold...I think it might be dust even so Ill start by giving it a thorough cleaning.
How bout a good blow --- oops. I mean compressed air? Blow it out
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How bout a good blow --- oops. I mean compressed air? Blow it out
Yea I might just do that.

I work for a company that uses it by the cases so I'm sure we have some laying around....

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