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2000 Montero limited steering column noise / squeaking

I have a 2000 mitsubishi Montero Limited that is developing this 'squeaking' noise when i turn the steering wheel. It seems to come from the steering column and it isn't audible during normal driving conditions. It rears it's ugly head on chilly mornings and/or when i turn the wheel very quickly (usually when parrallel parking).

does anyone know of a solution for this problem?



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  • scott_fx Dec 18, 2008

    it's hard to describe but i dont think it's coming from the panels rubbing. it kind of sounds like rubbing your hand over a balloon but a bit deeper

  • scott_fx Dec 18, 2008

    thanks for the clarification. The horn does work. I'll try to spray the area when i get home tonight and i'll report back to you.

    thank again for your help.

  • houtex Mar 05, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem with my 2001 Montero Ltd. Sounds like rubber on rubber or "balloon" noise. Very annoying.

    Did the Armor All spraying at the two locations stop your squeaking problem? If so, I will try it.

  • JMNDANAN Apr 23, 2009

    Did the armor all or WD 40 fix the problem. Where exactly do I need to spray it? Any other suggestions?

  • Melissa Partridge
    Melissa Partridge Mar 01, 2017

    My Mitsubishi galiant 2000 has an anoying rubbing noise coming from behind steering wheel, sounds like it rubbing on housing??? Opinions appreciated



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If horn don't work then it's probably the clock spring.also if airbag light on and horn don't work good chance it's clock spring .dealer should fix that. Airbag could deploy..not a diy. Also if lube the boot at firewall where the steering shaft goes through and between the steering wheel and column like behind steering wheel. .it could be rotor coupler in steering wheel wore out and noisy.or just sell the car lol

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Try spraying some armor all where wheel meets the column covers

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  • darin brown Dec 18, 2008

    i know the noise try spraying some armor all where wheel meets the column covers also at base of column near firewall is a u-joint sometimes under a rubber boot. is horn working



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