Steering wheel -> creaking sound

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QQ1.6
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Post by 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?


JimF
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Post by 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.


Stevethegreatgolfer
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Post by Stevethegreatgolfer » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:11 pm

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

Post by 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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DropThePuck
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Post by 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.


QQ1.6
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Post by 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.[/QUOTE]
It only occurs when turning the wheel fast when the car is cold.Same symptoms at your side?


Monkeywba
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Post by 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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A It only occurs when turning the wheel fast when the car is cold.Same symptoms at your side?[/QUOTE]

Iv got exactly the same! Some where back of the steering wheel?


rm0rgan
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Post by 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 :-)


Qash
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Post by 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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DropThePuck
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Steering wheel -> creaking sound

Post by 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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