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Old 05-17-2011, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I turn my wheel to either side it sound like my steering is rubbing or needs grease??Can it be greased or what would cause this rubbing sound?Its pretty darn loud...
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what year, what vehicle, power steering or manual, are you runing oversized tires or a lifted suspension?
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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88 samurai,manual steering,im running 235's and a 2" body lift.. Sorry forgot to add all that....
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if your look behind your front bumper your tire is rubbing where the tube and the bracket for the outside edge of the bumper are i had the same problem if your turn your wheel to one side you will be able to see on which ever tire is facing in in the front
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Thanks but thats not my issue because mine were cut out when the winch bumper was installed.
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Mine makes noise too! bone stock 88 samurai , It sounds like its in the columb on mine. Nothing to do with my tires or lift. Next door neighbor say his does it too! Just a bit annoying but not a big issue. Id like to hear how to stop it too
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Mine sounds like that too. Sounds like it is coming from the steering wheel shaft but maybe the sound is traveling from some other area and I hear it as coming from the steering shaft. Mine is lifted and has manual steering. I think those large balls that the wheels turn on need to be lubed on mine. One looks lubed and the other dry. Really have no idea causes the noise.
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its the bushing inside the steering column housing. you have to remove the steering wheel, then spray penetrating oil down the steering shaft sleeve untill it gets deep into the column housing, then turn the column left to right about thirty times, then repeat, untill it goes away.
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[QUOTE=HOARDER;282356]its the bushing inside the steering column housing. you have to remove the steering wheel, then spray penetrating oil down the steering shaft sleeve untill it gets deep into the column housing, then turn the column left to right about thirty times, then repeat, untill it goes away.[/QUOTE

Now this sounds like the problem I have. I know the sound is from the steering colum and in my case nothing to do with a lift , tires etc.
but penetrating oil seems to be temporary soulution. Is there a better way?
Perhaps grease?
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Thanks guys,Ill set a saturday aside to try to do this.Its not hurting anything I dont guess but just anoying..
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