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Old 11-15-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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Clicking Sound in the Steering Wheel

So something that's been happening pretty often (just about every day) is that I get a noise when steering that is similar to the click sound of the turn signal. It happens multiple times every time I turn my steering wheel. This clicking sound is extremely annoying and I'm wondering if it's a broken clock spring. Any ideas?
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:52 PM   #2
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So something that's been happening pretty often (just about every day) is that I get a noise when steering that is similar to the click sound of the turn signal. It happens multiple times every time I turn my steering wheel. This clicking sound is extremely annoying and I'm wondering if it's a broken clock spring. Any ideas?
How many times per revolution does it click?
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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Sounds like the clock spring. I picked up a used one for 35 on eBay.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
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It really varies but on average about 3 times. It sounds like plastic pieces clicking against each other. No airbag light, although my volume down button on my steering wheel sometimes changes the cd track or radio station.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:27 PM   #5
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Sounds like the clock spring. I picked up a used one for 35 on eBay.
I was thinking that too...
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #6
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Bump. Replaced the clock spring.

It's still clicky.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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Any luck finding out what this clicking was? Mine is doing the same.
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