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Miguedona21 11-08-2012 02:01 AM

Dry grinding noise from steering
 
whenever i am backing out and need to turn my wheels wide while barely moving i get almost grinding noise from the steering wheel. i can feel it underneath the pedal. is it something i can oil or tighten? or should i take it to the shop to get it checked out? I am not the most mechanically savvy.

TJ-Q8 11-08-2012 02:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Miguedona21
whenever i am backing out and need to turn my wheels wide while barely moving i get almost grinding noise from the steering wheel. i can feel it underneath the pedal. is it something i can oil or tighten? or should i take it to the shop to get it checked out? I am not the most mechanically savvy.

Check all joints if they gave grease. Or actually grease them if you havent in a long time. Whatever zerk u see put grease in and go from there.

Miguedona21 11-08-2012 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by TJ-Q8

Check all joints if they gave grease. Or actually grease them if you havent in a long time. Whatever zerk u see put grease in and go from there.

Ok is there any specific grease to use? Or some wb40?

TJ-Q8 11-08-2012 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Miguedona21

Ok is there any specific grease to use? Or some wb40?

For all ball joints you need a grease gun and if not mistaken lithium grease, but its better if someone confirms that.

NC Bear 11-08-2012 12:06 PM

up under the dash where the steering wheel goes through the firewall there is a little rubber boot. Slide it up, exposing a joint. Spray the joint with white lithium grease and replace the boot.

I have had to do this twice in my 97 bot times after the Jeep sat a couple weeks. It goes away immediately.

Miguedona21 11-08-2012 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by NC Bear (Post 2972899)
up under the dash where the steering wheel goes through the firewall there is a little rubber boot. Slide it up, exposing a joint. Spray the joint with white lithium grease and replace the boot.

I have had to do this twice in my 97 bot times after the Jeep sat a couple weeks. It goes away immediately.

Sounds simple enough. would i reach this from the interior? or from under the hood?

Miguedona21 11-08-2012 02:47 PM

Nevermind i found it! will be greasing it tonight. thanks again!


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