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Is it possible to lube the steering column on a 1999 Ford Taurus Wagon

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, Nothing to do with shocks.

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Where the column goes through the floor there is a rubber boot that could be the area causing the squeak, usually has a clip etc so loosen and pump in some grease and teast

Posted on Nov 15, 2014

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SOURCE: Squeak and slight vibration heard and felt in steering column at low speeds (Parking lots, etc)

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

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SOURCE: Creaking sound while turning steering wheel

There's a chance that the ball joints need grease. This should help, however once they have started to make noise like that due to lack of grease, they usually have gone bad. Replacement may be the only remedy. Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Creaking sound while turning steering wheel

You might have the lower swing arm bushing checked mine slid of the bushing but stayed in the cradle on the passengers side.Only made noise when ibacked or turned sharp left.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Moaning noise in steering column

The probably lubed the intermediat shaft conenction. The loud poping noise could be from them not sitting the boot back correctly. Inspect your boot. As for the moaning noise Only thing I can think of is a hydraulic noise.

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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

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