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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2016 Thread Starter
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Intermittent Steering Linkage Squeaking

This problem seems to occur sporadically without any noticeable cause. Some days it is rather tame sounding such as the video clip below, and other days it is embarrassingly loud and I can't diagnose what the noise is. Whenever I turn the steering wheel, I hear a loud squeaking noise. I tried looking under the car while someone else turns the wheel and can't pin point the noise. The car is a 2013 GT with 27k miles on it. Stance coil overs with approximately a 1.5" drop. One thing I did notice the other day when the noise was considerably loud, was that the steering felt off. With the electric racks you can adjust the settings for steering firmness. I always keep it in sport because I like the firm feel. When I was driving it the other day I was convinced it somehow switched back to comfort mode because the steering was very loose feeling compared to sport more (typical of comfort mode). I checked and it still said sport mode. I thought it was in my head but when I drove the car the next day, it definitely felt stiffer and back to normal. Below is a sound clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0UJGGvSTVI

Any thoughts? I'm stumped.



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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016
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I don't know if this helps, but I had a similar sound at one time. However, I have a modded front suspension that is lowered and has the Drake bump steer.
It was a squeak like grinding sound noticeable inside the car as well.

Do you have anything like this on yours?



I tried lithium grease and other greases to no avail. Then I used a liquid teflon lube and problem solved.
I am not sure if you have something similar, but thought to ask.


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All steering linkages, a-arms, and swaybar up front are stock. The only modification to my front suspension was the coil overs. Maybe the linkages just need some greasing? It is so intermittent though that I can't imagine this is the problem. This morning driving to work, perfectly quiet.


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Your sound is pretty loud.
I think it could be easily diagnosed by someone who is a front end specialist.

In my case, once on a lift, it was easy to see where the sound was coming from when turning the wheels.

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