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Squeaking steering wheel.

Dan Gliballs Mar 25, 2007

  1. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    Hi all :)

    This is a fairly recent niggle.

    When lots of steering is required at slow speeds, I get some pretty bad squeaking/squealing from the wheel/surround/column.

    Has anybody else experienced this on a B5,...pin-pointed or remedied it? (before I start to explore deeper) ;)

    Cheers.
     
  2. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

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    I've started to get a bit of a whine from that area lately too, so i'd be intrested to find this out aswell.
     
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  3. L1 HCS

    L1 HCS Active Member

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    I think you should check the power steering fluid, and top it up.
     
  4. smitch

    smitch Active Member

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    I put some S4 rims on my motor last week in place of the 16 inch sports with lower profile 225/45's on em and the bloody centre console is creaking now.

    Well annoying.... :mad:
     
  5. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    No, I specifically refer to the area within my two hands, NOT the PAS pump/belt etc under the bonnet ;)
     
  6. smitch

    smitch Active Member

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    Usually when i get annoying squeaks i just cane the area with silicone spray, not exactly a professional fix but it does occasionally work!
     
  7. Phantom_A4

    Phantom_A4 Member

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    If it's definetely coming from the steering rack, it sounds like a leak in the rack and pinion oil seal? Not 100% sure on this however....you could try replacing the pump?

    Also the chassis mounts for the steering rack might be perishing, i hope it's not the whole rack o.0

    Does it do it on full lock when your standing still or just while your in motion?
     
  8. 205man

    205man Active Member

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    check around the steeing column cover, mine was squeaking from there, i loosend the screws and wiggled it around a bit until it stopped squeaking then re-tightend the it, also sprayed around the cover joins etc with silicon spray
     
  9. Lowlife

    Lowlife German Hardcore

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    Might be the horn/airbag squib. Had to have mine replaced after it started making strange noises!...
     
  10. Road Razor

    Road Razor Member

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    I've had that issue happening on mine just a few years ago. You hear a creaking noise everytime you steer left at very low speeds. Steering right was fine. Had it fixed under warranty. Couldn't get any info from the service dept on what caused the problem.
     
  11. hacek

    hacek www.a4-klub.pl

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    i have the same problem on mine, i'm taking it tomorrow to a garage, i was told (by trusted mechanic) that it needs lubricating somewhere. i'll post tomorrow when i had it done .
     
  12. Biglockie

    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    Mine is doin it too and its burstin ma heed
     
  13. macattax

    macattax Member

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    Lol Dan good post this is bugging me too but I thought it was such a silly thing that I wasnt going to post it here.
    I am glad you posted it as I would love to get rid of this little annoyance!
     
  14. joost

    joost Active Member

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    Mine's OK :moa: For the time being at least!
     
  15. kris_tdi

    kris_tdi Member

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    mine is also doing this, it sounds like the wheel is rubbing on the cowling, but if you stick your head by the pedals its actually coming from down there. i think the joint just needs greasing.
     
  16. stuart scott

    stuart scott Member

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    I had this on mine, I just sprayed the universal joint just above the pedals with silicone .And the squeak stopped.
     
  17. a4quat

    a4quat Member

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    mine squeaks too! lol
     
  18. hacek

    hacek www.a4-klub.pl

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    just had mine fixed , cost me 45 pounds, he told me it's a common problem and you have to lubricate certain parts, but wouldnt tell me any more, sounds to me like a 5 minute job , but you have to know what to take off and where to lubricate it. i hope it won't come back after a few weeks.
     
  19. smitch

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    What a con!!!!
     
  20. Speedy

    Speedy Member

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    I have a squeaking steering wheel and it's driving me nuts! Have sparayed everything down to the coupling through the firewall with silicone spray and it's still squeaking. My local garage took the cowlings and wheel off but also failed to fix !!ARGGHHH!!
     
  21. hacek

    hacek www.a4-klub.pl

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    had the same problem in march, took it to a garage in uxbridge and had it fixed for 45 quid, not a sound since then , so i'm happy.
     
  22. s4mark

    s4mark Member

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    mine has just started doing this too. definately coming from the steering wheel column area. Will be booking it in with Audi tomorrow i think its driving me insane
     
  23. Rob_k

    Rob_k Member

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    i had this too lol i lubed up the universal joint and all was ok
     
  24. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    I would just remove the covers and look where in there is coming from.
     
  25. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    Mine seems to come and go now.

    Most odd.

    At least I'm not alone though lol
     
  26. Turbo Lag FTW

    Turbo Lag FTW Hate those none insured you know who types

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    lol this post hit a note that no-one had ever given a thought too, luckily for me my steering is fine and not a single creek :) but with this post I know at some point I will experience it.
     
  27. A4NA18

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    Not to sound like a J erK but I have the same problem and this thread is becoming more of a "whining" one than an actual solution...

    So could the people who got it fixed tell us the Grail to stop this noises?

    LOL!
     
  28. Speedy

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    I have been informed that it is common on the B5 and it normally requires the parts where the joint passes through the bulkhead; most opt to live with it. The place that said this said to drop by with it to check first so I'll do that in the next few days and let you know...
     
  29. Speedy

    Speedy Member

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    It does indeed seem to be the joint at the bulkhead - expensive part and time consuming to fit so will have to think if it's worth fixing, although I don't know how long I'll be able to put up with it...
     

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