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Old 11-06-2010, 04:29 PM   #1
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When my ('97) Jeep is cold, the steering column squeaks pretty badly when I turn. I shot 'er up with some WD40 and filled the power steering tank with fluid. Any other thoughts as to why my baby squeals at me?

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Old 11-06-2010, 04:43 PM   #2
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I cant explain it to you.... but both the 97's that I owned did that.... just take it as your jeep telling you "thanks for drivin me"

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Probably the rubber grommet that the column passes through at the firewall. Try hitting that with some WD. There may be a better lube for it, but WD works for me.
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There is a rubber boot at the firewall that makes that noise in cold weather. Lube it with white lithium spray.
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Thanks!
Is it easy to get to? Or is there an easy way to explain it to a dummy (me)?
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:56 PM   #6
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From under the dash, just follow the shaft forward.
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:04 PM   #7
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Lol I have the same problem I will look into it n let u all know
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There is a rubber boot at the firewall that makes that noise in cold weather. Lube it with white lithium spray.
or any sort of grease will do the job.


i had the same issue with my 97 in the winter time. find the shaft and boot at the firewall and put that grease along the shaft and boot, it will do the job for the winter, the only time that annoying creeking sound would appear again would be if it was in the teens or single digits and hadn't been driven for over 12hrs...
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Don't spray the rubber boot the steering shaft passes through with WD-40, that's a waste of time since WD-40 is technically not a lubricant (despite their advertising) and it will evaporate fairly soon. Instead, spray it with white lithium grease which is available in an aerosol can. This will cure this very common squeak for years instead of weeks.
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Got the same squeak problem with my '03 sometimes. Would silicon spray work? I have some of that handy.
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Silicone spray will work too but it won't last nearly as long as white lithium grease will.
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Thanks Jerry.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:04 PM   #13
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Gonna have to get me some of that there lithium grease spray... Mine almost drove me nuts last winter, I expect more of the same this year... Thanks for 'splaining where to shoot it....

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