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Unread 09-24-2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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Steering wheel sounds (video)


I posted earlier about a steering wheel sound I've been hearing when driving and turning the wheel at low speeds. I finally was able to get it do the sound, and got it on video. What do you think it is?

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Unread 09-25-2014, 11:43 PM   #2
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Anybody?
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Unread 09-26-2014, 07:11 AM   #3
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I had sound like that on my Dakota.
It was the intermediate shaft u-joint on the steering column.
the noise was transferring up the column.
some thing to check.

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Unread 09-26-2014, 11:40 AM   #4
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I had sound like that on my Dakota. It was the intermediate shaft u-joint on the steering column. the noise was transferring up the column. some thing to check. Gyro
I feel like it could also be the clock spring possibly making the noise, what do you think?
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Unread 09-26-2014, 02:29 PM   #5
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I'm thinking steering joints too with that kind of movement, but I've been wrong before. Pop the hood open and have someone wiggle the wheel back and forth as you're looking at the steering shaft. It won't hurt to check it and to either conform or to rule it out.
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Unread 09-27-2014, 12:22 AM   #6
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Anyone think it could be a bearing of some sort?
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Unread 09-27-2014, 11:16 AM   #7
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While watching the video I was looking for any kind of movement that would indicate a bad bearing, but from the limited view of the video I cannot see that it is a bad bearing. Perhaps a better video will help?

In the mean time, grab your wheel and move it side to side (left to right back and forth) and up and down and observe how loose or tight that the wheel is. This procedure will determine if the bearing is bad or not.
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Unread 09-27-2014, 01:27 PM   #8
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While watching the video I was looking for any kind of movement that would indicate a bad bearing, but from the limited view of the video I cannot see that it is a bad bearing. Perhaps a better video will help?

In the mean time, grab your wheel and move it side to side (left to right back and forth) and up and down and observe how loose or tight that the wheel is. This procedure will determine if the bearing is bad or not.
I will definitely post up another video by the end of the day, thank you for your help
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Unread 09-27-2014, 01:54 PM   #9
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Should I do it with the Jeep on or off?
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Unread 09-27-2014, 02:05 PM   #10
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I did my best to try and get another video, what I can say is, when I grab my steering wheel and the top and bottom and shake it, it seems the whole column moves with it, and when I shake it side to side, I get a little more play in the wheel but not much and again the rest of the column moved with it. Seems normal to me, but when I actually go and turn the wheel in place, it makes another sound, not the one in the first video, like a scrapping type sound with a slight squeak. You hear it in the new video.
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Unread 09-28-2014, 12:26 PM   #11
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YouTube (Short URL)
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here is the new video
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Unread 09-28-2014, 11:12 PM   #12
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The link should work now
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Unread 09-29-2014, 04:08 PM   #13
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Anybody? Thoughts?
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Unread 09-29-2014, 05:21 PM   #14
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Sorry, I've been away from a computer up until now.

The link isn't working, but if you're having movement in the whole steering column, then I would start looking into the locking mechanism and the pivot points of the steering column. At this point you have no idea what the previous owner (or shop) has done to your Jeep, so at this point, anything is possible.
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Unread 09-29-2014, 06:19 PM   #15
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I know that my steering wheel does not lock. And if I get it to lock, it is very hard to get it to lock. How do I check out the locking mechanism? What should I look for? What typically needs to be replaced?
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