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neck 03-28-2004 09:26 PM

steering squeak
 
does anyone know how to fix a sqeak in the steering wheel. it squeaks only in certain positions and when turned slowly. i've had it at the dealer 3 times for it.. they have not yet fixed it.

neck 03-28-2004 09:37 PM

i've read on bimmerforums that you lube up a part near the fire wall where the steering enters the car. anyone know of this?

Metrik330 03-28-2004 10:47 PM

I had my dealer look at it too, they said the lubed it and it didn't squeak for like about a hour and then it started all over again. It's only squeaks when I make left turns. The tech guy said he didn't hear anything, so when I go back I'm going to drive it for him and make him hear it.

a s u r a 0 s 9 03-28-2004 10:59 PM

mine squeeks during left turns too

Metrik330 03-28-2004 11:30 PM

So as of now, no one has no idea how to fix it, not even BMW?

neck 03-29-2004 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a s u r a 0 s 9
mine squeeks during left turns too


come to think of it.. mine squeaks more during left turns.. the reason i don't want to go to the dealer is because they already replaced my steering column and rack for this squeak.. and squeak is still there.. laughable.. huh? u guys see why bmw's keep going up in price.. dealers replacing thigns that don't need to be replaced.

thais0n 03-29-2004 08:49 AM

I actually had a "squeeking" noise when I would make slow turns (parking, etc.). The noise was a result of worn control arm bushings. They were replaced, and no more creeking noise.

Cypherd 03-29-2004 09:44 AM

yea I have a squeaking sound when I turn my wheel slowly to the left too. annoying as hell. haven't mentioned it to my service rep yet. I'll prolly have them see what they can do next time I go in.

Metrik330 03-30-2004 12:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thais0n
I actually had a "squeeking" noise when I would make slow turns (parking, etc.). The noise was a result of worn control arm bushings. They were replaced, and no more creeking noise.

I had my control arm bushings changed as well (both of them), and now is does it again. So I might go back and see if they will replace them again.

neck 03-30-2004 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Metrik330
I had my control arm bushings changed as well (both of them), and now is does it again. So I might go back and see if they will replace them again.

i had one of my control arms replaced.. bushing also and squeak was still there.

B8888KC 03-30-2004 11:16 AM

My 2002 325i had this problem, and I brought it to the dealership like 2-3 times, and they replaced the coil (or something like it) twice, but it never really worked because it kept coming back... Someone told me I should adjust my steering wheel to the lowest setting (push it back and down all the way), and it helped a bit... Dunno what happened to it...

neck 05-17-2004 12:33 PM

i was told by the dealer that it was the airbag squeaking. .. who knows.


i took out the collar and sprayed some lube in there.. seems to be better.

Geo31 07-19-2007 12:39 PM

OK, I'm reviving this OLD thread. I have this exact problem and it's driving me nuts. One shop suggested it could be balljoints, but I'm still doubtful.

Anybody ever have this and find a positive solution?

I've been thinking perhaps the upper strut bearing. It does not squeak when I drive in the rain. Weird.

604dude 09-16-2007 05:11 AM

Mine squeaks too, it sounds like its coming from the steering column part that is inside the cabin.

Bump for any input.

Rollo` 09-16-2007 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 604dude (Post 6615451)
Mine squeaks too, it sounds like its coming from the steering column part that is inside the cabin.

Bump for any input.

I have this sound as well. It only squeaks if I turn left slowly and then only during the first 10 degrees or so from straight. It is a really quiet squeak that sounds like it is coming from the steering column right behind the wheel.

604dude 10-05-2007 03:54 AM

Mine squeaks when i turn the wheel fast. Its squeaks so loud you can hear it over the music.

jay325xi 01-24-2008 02:26 PM

My steering wheel squeaks too. I found this link, but haven't tried it yet. I'll let you know if it works after I try it.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=245961

Geo31 08-29-2008 10:34 AM

While searching for something else I came across this so I'll revive this old thread once again.

My steering squeek turned out to be the ball joint on the tie rod end.

daonlydann 07-13-2011 03:07 AM

bump this thread. Please help, squeak/moan noise in steering column near dash with the slightest tug to the left on the steering wheel at low speeds.

My steering wheel is also tilted to the left to keep it goign straight


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