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Audible squeaking, chafing noise coming from steering column, while turning steering wheel at slow road speed, i.e. starting from stop. Doesn't sound like steering pump, sounds more like it needs grease
Check the motor mounts & transaxle mounts
All three will have failed
Flush the power steering fluid every 3 years, at the
same time, when you should be doing the transmission
Posted on Nov 14, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Get a friend to turn wheel back and forth in the garage, get on the ground and use your hands to feel where the noise is coming from. Metal gives off a significant amount of vibrations with noise. Should be easy to tell where it's coming from. Could be your rack and pinion, however I would be much more willing to consider ball joints. Hard to tell without getting "down and dirty" on the floor under the vehicle feeling for the noise.
Could be your steering gearbox, tierod end, rack and pinion piston, low power steering fluid, bad serp belt, ball joints, front struts/mounting hardware.
Also test steering with the entire vehicle on the floor and with the front end off the ground lifted by a few floor jacks lifting on the frame of the vehicle.
Ball joints especially on Ford vehicles tend to squeak after a while (mostly since they are the sealed type) even if they pass a safety inspection.
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
SOURCE: steering wheel squeaking
they do that sometimes...Usually if you take some silicone spray and squirt it all around the area where you can hear the squeak,it will go away.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Would it possibly be a power steering belt. i would have to hear it but this is most likely your cause of noise. Mike. Rate 100% please.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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