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I got my first jeep on tuesday. 97 4.0 sport. Already replaced the throttle sensor when the check engine light came on. I'm hearing some squeaking when I turn the wheel. It's coming from inside by the fire wall, not from the engine. Just sounds like rubber against metal. Something I should do about it. Any advice on whats causing it?
 

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I'd take a real close look around the mounting bracket for the steering gear box...Look for any cracks or fractures in the welds or attaching points. Get under it and look close while some one turns the wheel....(yes, be careful there !)
Then if thats not it, I'd look at the steering gear drive shaft, from the steering wheel to the gear box....Check the U-joint if it has one, make sure it's tite and not worn out. Look for any Rusty looking stuff around the joint, means dry u-joint....
Might just be a bushing noise where the steering column attaches to the dash too ( if it uses one..) .
Just going to have to look a little bit til ya find it...
Good luck....."BH"
 
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