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Old 04-23-2007, 06:43 AM
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Thumbs up W126 - squeaky steering wheel?

My SDL's wheel has a bit of a chirp/squeak when I turn the wheel... it's not a low PS pump or anything... is there a bearing or joint I can grease up?

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Old 04-23-2007, 09:21 AM
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The noise comes from inside the cabin ...right?
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:51 AM
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The noise comes from inside the cabin ...right?


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Old 04-23-2007, 01:05 PM
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I was operating on another non associated item and had the sun-glass holder(kick panel) removed and started to look around for what the cause was. I noticed the top of the steering column sleeve the extends was touching the lower portion of the cluster frame. Also inside the column (using a dental mirror and a flashlight) there were all sorts of suspect items.

I extened the steering wheel and used some TRI-Flow lubricant on the column housing and also shot some electrical cleaner into the housing area.
With great dissapointment I cannot tell you which one cured the problems - but the squeak is gone.
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:08 PM
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Sounds like a plan, I have the kickpanel area off currently as I am trying to see if I have a good cruise amp (looks doubtful) so should be easy to grease up I hope..
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There is a flat contact disc that has carbon brushes riding on it to maintain contact with the airbag and horn as the wheel turns. I had one squeak - the fix was to remove the wheel and lightly sand/clean the disk and the carbon brushes. Kinda like cleaning up a commutator on an alternator.

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