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Unread 07-07-2014, 01:58 PM   #1
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Replace Steering Coupling ?

I have a consistent light "knocking" in my steering that I can feel as soon as I start rolling and just move the wheel left/right.... light knock or tap that you can feel.

The dealership says the steering coupling needs replaced ($300) Any thoughts?

I can't find a good description or parts to look up, nor can I find a good video. Any help is appreciated for a hopefully do it yourself job.

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Unread 07-08-2014, 01:18 PM   #2
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A 2013 should not be bad this soon, there are cases listed on this forum of the infamous coupling knock you speak of and most just used a grease gun and needle to fill up the boot with grease...those were the 07 and 08 years as I recall.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 02:00 PM   #3
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My 2012 with 85k miles on it has the clunk, I have not greased it yet, I'm just living with it.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 02:37 PM   #4
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This worked for me: http://www.misch4x4.com/steering_cha...liminator.html
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Unread 07-08-2014, 02:46 PM   #5
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The dealership says the steering coupling needs replaced ($300) Any thoughts?
Any reason why this isn't covered under warranty?
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Unread 07-09-2014, 04:14 AM   #6
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any reason why this isn't covered under warranty?
x2 ?
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Unread 07-09-2014, 05:59 AM   #7
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Not covered because it's occurring on my 2010
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Unread 07-09-2014, 02:52 PM   #8
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That eliminator looks like it would work BUT - I have seen first hand what happens to a mans chest if the column does not collapse enough in a hard frontal impact and the box/frame and suspension deflection shoves the steering wheel into the cabin. I would not use it simply because I would not trust that the original design includes the possibility of such a modification in the amount force it takes to collapse it. Much like if someone was to soften the already soft detent in the GM ignition switch recall fiasco (or hang extra keys and do-dads on the ring)- making a problem worse - adding tension there could stiffen the column more than expected.
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