Steering wheel -> creaking sound

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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Postby QQ1.6 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:48 pm



Sometimes (especially when the car is cold) I hear a slight creaking/moaning sound when rotating the steering wheel.
The sound comes from the steering wheel (column) itself (so inside the car).

What can it be?

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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Postby JimF » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:31 pm

My car is doing the same thing since the temperatures have dropped, will see what happens this week as the temperature is to rise.
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Postby Stevethegreatgolfer » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:11 pm

Mine did it for the first time this morning.
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Postby duncho » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:45 pm

Guys, try to lubricate a joint on the bottom of the steering rod, near the floor, behind the brake pedal. Do not use WD40, but teflon based oil. duncho2014-12-28 22:46:00
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Postby DropThePuck » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:48 am

I get this too, but sounds like it is coming from the back of the steering column rather than by the floor, although I suppose the vibration could travel up to the steering wheel area.
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Postby QQ1.6 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:02 pm

[quote="DropThePuck"]I get this too, but sounds like it is coming from the back of the steering column rather than by the floor, although I suppose the vibration could travel up to the steering wheel area.
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It only occurs when turning the wheel fast when the car is cold.
Same symptoms at your side?
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Postby Monkeywba » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:04 pm

[quote="QQ1.6"] [quote="DropThePuck"]I get this too, but sounds like it is coming from the back of the steering column rather than by the floor, although I suppose the vibration could travel up to the steering wheel area.
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It only occurs when turning the wheel fast when the car is cold.
Same symptoms at your side?
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Iv got exactly the same! Some where back of the steering wheel?
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Postby rm0rgan » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:05 pm

Me too - I'm ignoring it until it goes in for a service and will mention it then unless it packs up before and then it will be a warranty job :-)
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Postby Qash » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:28 pm

Electric servo and motor sits inside the car on the steering column according to a Nissan technicians. I also heard the sound and will investigate more. Oddly, the sound came after the visit to Nissan to fix some small problems
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Postby DropThePuck » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:14 pm

On closer inspection, the noise did come from the linkage close to the floor, so the noise/vibration must have travelled up the steering column. I put some teflon based oil, as duncho mentioned above, and the noise has gone away, at least for now.
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