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?
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...
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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