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Practically everyday i hear a sound like a little marble is rolling around behind my steering wheel. The dealership can never hear it...any idea what it may be? it typically happens after the car has been parked and turned off for a while and i get in, start the car and wait for a second or so...but it also happens while driving, mostly speeds below 45 mph, but on flat and hilly roads. please help!!!

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Sounds like a bolt may have come off or something, check to see if there are any recalls due to steering columns

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I had the exact same sound /problem, it was driving me crazy. I was looking ar the air filter for the cabin, the glove compartment the center consol everything. Dealer never heard anything. What it was in my case was the small sunglasses that I was keeping in the overhead console. aroundd certain corners ther would flop and bounce and as incredible as this sounds it made a sound like a bouncing marble with a roll effect. Until I finally put logic aside and tried it and removed everything from that overhead compartment, and the sound was gone.

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