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I have a 2009 Murano LE loaded; the tilt steering column makes a grinding noise like it wants to move in the pre-set position but all it does is stay at the lowest setting. What could be the problem? motor?

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The problem has to do with the internal gears, or at least that's what it sounds like to me. My steering column on my 09 murano had the exact same symptoms so I took it to the dealership and they had to replace the internal gears in the steerining column, luckily it was still covered under warranty otherwise who know how much it wouldve cost.Good Luck!
-Zeke

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

  • TIM C Aug 26, 2013

    IT'S YOUR TILT STEERING WHEEL MOTOR. REPLACING IS RELATIVELY SIMPLE

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The typical cause of grinding noises when turning the steering wheel is low power... Worn bearings inside the steering column may create a grinding noise, but .

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Would help to know what column. Is it the old round column???
Is it tilt and is it moving about where it tilts?
If yes, the column can stay in the vehicle. You will need some specific tools to do this. Amoung other tools you need, a steering wheel puller, Lock plate tool, possiby male torx bits/drivers (depending on year), for certain torx female socket and a tilt pin removal tool.

And it is somewhat a complex job for someone that has not done it before.

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  2. Put the switch in the OFF-UNLOCKED position. With the cylinder removed, the rod is in OFF-UNLOCKED position when it is in the next to the uppermost detent.
  3. Unfasten the two switch screws and remove the switch assembly. Fig. 1: Removal and installation of the ignition switch and related steering column components — 1990 vehicle shown 87958059.gif
    Fig. 2: Exploded view of a steering column including the ignition switch — 1990 vehicle with standard column shown 87958060.gif
    Fig. 3: Exploded view of the steering column including the ignition switch — 1990 vehicle with tilt column shown 87958061.gif
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Section 11-05: Steering Column Switches 1994 Town Car, Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis. Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Removal
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Remove the plastic housing from around the steering column and ignition area. It is held with screws from under the column area. There are two screws from the top that you may need a short screwdriver to reach. Some are phillips and some are hex head. Just take your time it will come.

Once open you will see interlocking teeth or "gears" on the top of the column. One in mounted to the column the other engages into the tilt release teeth. This is the tilt mechanism. The top lever is lifted up by the adjusting lever. When the teeth are disengaged the wheel can be moved up and down.

Look to see the linkage is intact from the lever to the top gear. Pull the adjusting lever to see it is working and trying to lift the top gear up.

It can stick. Use WD40 if struck. Try shaking the steering wheel up and down while operating the adjusting lever (right side of column behind the turn signal lever).

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