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Clicking in steering column

When I turn the steering wheel slightly to the left ther is a clicking in the steering column

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Loose steering wheel on tilt steering column

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    the click sound under the steering wheel



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Check the lower steering column universal joint coupling needle rollers !

Open the hood, and get someone to wiggle the steering wheel, and using a good torch, check the lower steering column joint, for any free play, or if you can hear or feel, the clicking, and check all the clamp bolts and nuts.

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