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11-07-2010 08:04 PM
InfernoGirl 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....
11-07-2010 07:11 PM
03 RUBI Thanks Jerry.
11-06-2010 07:55 PM
Jerry Bransford Silicone spray will work too but it won't last nearly as long as white lithium grease will.
11-06-2010 07:42 PM
03 RUBI Got the same squeak problem with my '03 sometimes. Would silicon spray work? I have some of that handy.
11-06-2010 07:00 PM
Jerry Bransford 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.
11-06-2010 06:57 PM
kdukes4
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Originally Posted by fire239 View Post
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...
11-06-2010 04:04 PM
ej_fireman Lol I have the same problem I will look into it n let u all know
11-06-2010 03:56 PM
bjtoth From under the dash, just follow the shaft forward.
11-06-2010 03:53 PM
jollyroger Thanks!
Is it easy to get to? Or is there an easy way to explain it to a dummy (me)?
11-06-2010 03:52 PM
fire239 There is a rubber boot at the firewall that makes that noise in cold weather. Lube it with white lithium spray.
11-06-2010 03:47 PM
bjtoth 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.
11-06-2010 03:43 PM
captjhym 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"
11-06-2010 03:29 PM
jollyroger
Squeaky Steering

Hey ya'll....

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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