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JoshNW 12-01-2012 01:00 PM

Squeaky Steering
Ive got squeaks whenever I turn my wheel at slow speed (less that 5mph). I have isolated this to the boot that allows the steering to go through the firewall and Ive used lithium grease on it, and it works for about a day to get rid of the squeak.

What can I use for a more permanent fix?



Jerry Bransford 12-01-2012 01:10 PM

Are you certain you're getting the white lithium grease all the way through where the shaft passes through the rubber boot? One application on my TJ's steering boot was enough to cure the squeaking the last ten years I owned it. If you're using enough good quality white lithium grease there, I just dunno what to tell you because it permanently stopped mine from ever squeaking again. Maybe a heavier bearing grease? But heck, I just can't figure out why the white lithium isn't doing the job if you're using enough & it's good quality. :confused:

JoshNW 12-01-2012 05:03 PM

Thanks, I will give it more and see if I can get it deeper into the boot somehow.

Appreciate it. Glad to just know I am on the right track to get it done.


NC Bear 12-01-2012 05:23 PM

I have done the lithium grease and have noticed that on cold mornings I still squeek but as the tub warms up the squeek goes away...

aflemke 12-01-2012 09:21 PM

Up here in MN the cold days always cause mine to squeak the same way. Forgot about it until it got into the 20's last month. Mine also goes away when it gets warm. Maybe I'll grease it in June when the weather warms up :) too cold out there now!

IslandTJ 12-01-2012 10:04 PM

I use silicone spray and it seems to work well in cold weather.

Patrick H 12-01-2012 10:18 PM

I used silicone spray on mine. Been quiet for a year.

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