Whine from steering wheel

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Chrispope26197
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Whine from steering wheel

Post by Chrispope26197 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:27 pm

Hi guys, I’ve just noticed my van has a squeaking/whining sounds when I turn the steering wheel!? Any idea what this is? If it’s bad or not lol?

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Re: Whine from steering wheel

Post by Doc » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:32 pm

Is it a groaning sound coming from the front suspension? That'll be top mounts.
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Re: Whine from steering wheel

Post by Chrispope26197 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:42 pm

Sounds like it’s from the steering wheel. I had new top mounts 2 months ago when coilovers went on

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Re: Whine from steering wheel

Post by Doc » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:46 pm

Is it a scratching/scraping noise like the wheel or slipring rubbing on the cowling?
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Re: Whine from steering wheel

Post by Chrispope26197 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:57 pm

No it’s like a whine/ squeak more than anything

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Re: Whine from steering wheel

Post by Chrispope26197 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:05 pm

It’s only when you are slightly wobbling the steering wheel quickly left and right

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Re: Whine from steering wheel

Post by Darylg21 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:10 am

Is it inside the van or in the engine bay?? Is it on full lock??
I treated a 1 series with a very similar sounding issue the other week, Hers was under the dash, a simple removeval of rubber and coverings from the steering stalk spray with a ptfe lube (wd40 type will do) and all sqeaking gone.

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Re: Whine from steering wheel

Post by Chrispope26197 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:03 pm

Yeah it’s inside the van and only when turning the wheel very minimal but quickly.

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Re: Whine from steering wheel

Post by Darylg21 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:32 pm

There is a video on the tube of a guy fixing a 3series bmw. Soumds luke the issue you are having. Basically get under the dash and lube up that shaft..............

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