Steering wheel -> creaking sound

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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Postby SplanK » Sat May 09, 2015 4:55 pm

Reported to dealer, new bush ordered (not sure which or where...!). Confirmed noise coming from inside the cabin and not outside.
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Postby Monkeywba » Sat May 09, 2015 5:40 pm

You'll have to let us all know what bush it is and where, I have it but could have sworn it was the O/S top suspension mount?
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Postby SplanK » Sat May 09, 2015 9:35 pm

He suspected that as well, but as I made the noise via the steering wheel, he went to each front wheel and listened for it, but we both identified the noise as being inside the cabin!
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Postby Madmatt » Fri May 22, 2015 9:16 pm

Hi all. I have the same noise on my J10 with 20k on the clock. On very smooth road at 5mph the creaking noise coming from behind the steering wheel. I will spray the lower linkage with GT85 ptfe spray and report back. Madmatt2015-05-22 21:17:25
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Postby SplanK » Fri May 22, 2015 9:32 pm

Bush replaced and knocking noise seems to have gone!
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Postby gvmdaddy » Fri May 22, 2015 10:56 pm

SplanK.....until the temps drop dramatically again!.....or is it indeed the 'clock spring' as commented on in other posts?
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Postby Madmatt » Fri May 22, 2015 11:52 pm

One thing I forgot to mention is my creaking noise isn't temperature related. 20 degrees plus today.
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Postby SplanK » Sat May 23, 2015 7:08 pm

The knocking noise was all the time with the latest fault. Last time it was fixed by lubricant but they replaced a 'lower steering column bush". Not sure what it was but its cured the problem
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Postby springhay » Wed May 27, 2015 4:18 pm

Looks like a common problem....I get it but only when Im turning full lock. Cant be bothered taking it in to be honest.
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Postby duncho » Wed May 27, 2015 4:25 pm

[quote="Madmatt"] Hi all. I have the same noise on my J10 with 20k on the clock. On very smooth road at 5mph the creaking noise coming from behind the steering wheel. I will spray the lower linkage with GT85 ptfe spray and report back. [/QUOTE]

Does the noise appear also when you don't turn the steering wheel and just slowly drive on a bit bumpy roads?
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