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post #1 of 9 Old 11-16-2010, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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Squeeking steering column when cold

When I turn the steering wheel there is a squeeking noise in the column.
I gets wrose the colder it is.
I had it last winter then the summer came with warm weather and the noise went away.
Now that the weather is getting colder the noise is starting to come back when it is cold in the cabin.

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That has happened to me as well.

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You need some di-electric grease and get to the steering column under the dash where you will find a white cup. Clean it and re-grease it with the di-electric.

If the customer complains of a squeak/rubbing sound, verify that it is coming from the
lower dash seal. if so:
1. Remove the 2 push pins from the lower hush panel below the steering column
2. Remove hush panel to gain access to lower steering column seal
3. Pull the steering column seal down and inspect the white cup the seal rides on.
4. Does the white cup have black markings on white cup in the area shown in (Fig. 1)

Hopefully that helps

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samthing is happening to me too, it almost sounds like the wiper control nob is hitting something else, correct me if im wrong
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Try the TSB info that Mik3y posted above first. This cures the squeak if it is coming from the cabin side of the dash seal. My noise was coming from the same seal but on the engine side of the dash seal. It's easy to see and get to. Have someone move the steering wheel back and forth while you listen for the squeak under the hood.

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My steering column has been making noises in the cold as well. A couple weeks ago I had it serviced at the dealership and they lubed the lower bushing on the steering column. That seemed to help for a while, but the noise has come back. Not only that, the steering column makes a "creeking" sound if I move it from side to side. The creeking sound makes me think that something is loose inside the steering column. Anyone else experienced this?
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No squeak, but an occasional rubbing feel when cold. Of course, where I'm at, it's never that cold so it's no biggie. The wheel has some back and forth free play, though (just a touch).
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Here's my right up, http://www.chargerforums.com/forums/...=134337&page=2

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Originally Posted by BOSChargerRT View Post
That is a very thorough write up that you did on the steering column maintenance! I will have to reference your documentation if I should need to service the steering after the warranty is up. That kind of information is exactly what makes these forums so useful.

I had the dealer look at the steering column again today. This time they lubed the lower bushing with a type of grease that is supposedly meant for use in cold weather (whatever that is). Anyway, the squeak has stopped. Unfortunately, though, they didn't understand my request for the "creaking" steering wheel, so that noise was not addressed.
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