2001 T&C, creak/thump when turning steering wheel

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by bba, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. bba

    bba Guest

    2001 T&C
    127,000 miles
    power steering fluid level OK, although appears a bit dirty
    tires < 1 year old
    new struts, mounts < 1 year old

    When I turn the steering wheel either direction, I get a consistent
    repeated thumping/creaking sound. It started this week and happens when
    stationary or driving. The noise sounds like it might be coming from
    near the end of the column.

    Suggestions on what to check first?

    bba, Aug 29, 2007
  2. bba

    philthy Guest

    if you use the steering wheel to aid in getting in and out of the vehicle it
    will cause the bearings in the column to creak they were not made for that
    kind of pressure
    but make sure nothing is wrapped around the shaft under the dash befiore it
    is replaced if that is the issue
    a new one is 300 + a salvage unit t 100.00
    philthy, Sep 2, 2007
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