Often this happens when a particular problem occurs in the car. The driver should immediately perceive extraneous sounds in the car from the steering wheel as a threat to his safety and other road users. It is important not to delay contacting auto mechanics. Also, conducting computer diagnostics will not be superfluous, which will help determine this or that car malfunction.
A creaking sound in the steering wheel is a possible serious problem.
Extraneous sounds from the steering system can occur in various situations. Considering the steering mechanism’s complexity is important, especially when it works with hydraulic or electric power. The presence of these elements increases the number of causes of noise when turning the steering wheel. For high-quality diagnostics, it is necessary to attract a highly qualified specialist who must determine the place from which extraneous noise comes. At the same time, it is important to tell the mechanic in what circumstances the noise appears – while driving or in place.
[stextbox id=”info”]You also need to describe the frequency of the squeak, when you turn the steering wheel in which direction it intensifies and whether it is related to the road surface, cold or hot weather.[/stextbox]
Why does the steering creak when turning?
Extraneous noise when turning the steering wheel can be caused by malfunctions in the steering, brake system, suspension or chassis.
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The most common failures are the steering column and steering rack. If the first malfunctions, you can feel superficial but feel vibrations and bumps on the steering wheel. It may begin to make sounds when hitting the steering wheel during braking or an accident. In this case, the steering column is a risk of curvature. Extraneous sounds may come from the steering column clutch.
The noise can be eliminated by adding some lubricant. In addition, it is worth paying attention to the cross of the steering column. The Cardan needs to be treated with a small amount of reliable lubricant WD-40.
[stextbox id=”black”]The best solution to all problems is to buy and install a new steering column.[/stextbox]
The steering wheel creaks when turning due to the steering rack
The steering rack may have the following problems:
- Wear of parts and mechanisms;
- Rupture of anthers and dirt on the rail;
- The friction of steering tips on traction;
- Deformation of the steering rack housing.
Extraneous sounds can also come from the steering column and rack junction. To do this, you need to adjust them correctly. This adjustment may vary for different car models.
Why else does a creak occur when turning the steering wheel in place?
The creaking of the steering wheel of a car can occur when the anthers of the steering rod are damaged. Moreover, an extraneous sound is emitted almost always: during turns on the spot, while driving and overcoming uneven road surfaces. Debris caught in them contributes to the appearance of a grating. Therefore, it is necessary to inspect the condition of the anthers and replace them in case of wear.