I'm have a rubbing noise coming from the top of the steering column somewhere around the steering wheel. What's odd is that it only makes this sound when making a left turn and it's more pronounced when the car is cold.
I'd appreciate it if anyone has some insight as to what the noise is or where it could be coming from. I called the service dept at the dealer and he thinks it could be the clockspring but it seems like it's coming from a little lower.
I finally took my '04 Limited into the dealer for the exact same thing, a rubbing noise coming when turning left. He couldn't find anything wrong and he said the steering column is starting to go bad. $1200 repair.
Replaced the hoses today and the noise went away for the most part. Happens rarely now. The powersteering fluid was very dirty so I wonder if that had something to do with it. might try a couple fliud changes and see what happens.
I completely dissconnected the steering column from the gear box and turnes the gear box with a wrench. Made the noise that the TSB's refer to. Defintely not the column on mine, although I thought it was at first.
Well i just completed the project and replaced the steering gear. To my suprise the noise is completely gone. Looks like the TSB's were right. Thought you might like to know. With the clockspring issue maybe you got a bad one.