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Old 07-03-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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Squeaking when turning wheel

So this has been a recent issue since I got my rims put on before I went back overseas after R&R, but I'm completely sure it's not a rubbing issue. When I turn my wheel to the left and right at a certain point I can hear a squeaking noise coming from the engine bay. I had someone else turn the wheel while I stuck my head down by the steering shaft and it sounds like that is what is makng the noise. Doesn't sound like its the rack and pinion or a power steering pump chatter and my reservoir for the fluid is full too. Anyone have any insight on this?
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:19 PM   #2
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I have this problem on mine. Spoke to the dealer about it. They will be working on this next time I take it in.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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Ya dude after 2 weeks having my brand new ss and it started to do that it's not your rims rubbing. I forgot what exactly what happens but I know once you bring it to your dealer they are gonna have to order something to fix it! I mine hasn't done it since!
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:17 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I'm not home for a few months but if you can find out exactly what it was that'll help out in the long run.
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So this has been a recent issue since I got my rims put on before I went back overseas after R&R, but I'm completely sure it's not a rubbing issue. When I turn my wheel to the left and right at a certain point I can hear a squeaking noise coming from the engine bay. I had someone else turn the wheel while I stuck my head down by the steering shaft and it sounds like that is what is makng the noise. Doesn't sound like its the rack and pinion or a power steering pump chatter and my reservoir for the fluid is full too. Anyone have any insight on this?
Greetings Frid,

I'm sorry about the squeaking you hear when turning the wheel. I know that must be displeasing for you. Have you considered taking your vehicle in to have this concern diagnosed? I'd be more than happy to schedule an appointment for you. Feel free to message me for additional assistance! I'd look forward to interacting with you.

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Old 07-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #6
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I have this problem on mine. Spoke to the dealer about it. They will be working on this next time I take it in.
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The same courtesy extends to you. Please keep us updated on the diagnosis at the dealership. Let me know if you have additional questions and feel free to send over a message if so.

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:55 PM   #7
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Many/most cars will make power steering noise when you get to the end of the movement (ie: near lock), especially if the car is not moving. As increased load is placed on the pump at extremes.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #8
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JimeE its not that kind of noise. I know of what you are talking about but this problem that they are talking about is something that can be fixed
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #9
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Do you have after market end links had the same issue they were binding up changed them out issue gone...
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:12 AM   #10
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Everything is stock in the front besides drop springs and they have been on for a good while now.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:55 PM   #11
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Anyone got any more info about this? Overseas, so I can't take the car into a shop to have it checked out. When the windows are rolled up, I can heard a clatter sound when I hit a bump too whether it be a small or big one.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:56 PM   #12
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I had the same issue with my 2011 Camaro RS, only has 11,500 miles on the car, started to make a squeaky noise and feel when turning the steering wheel left or right, took it to the dealer today and they said I needed a new rack and pinion, I said wow really I baby my care and with such low mileage, just hope this is just a one time issue with this car.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:12 PM   #13
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I was wanting to hope it wouldn't be that. Still doesn't explain the clunking sound I get when I hit bumps in the road though....or maybe it does....idk lol.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:12 PM   #14
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Mine doesn't even have 11k miles on it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #15
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I had the same issue also on my 2011 SS. Took it to the dealer just before the warranty ran out, and after a few times back & forth with them unable to find the source, they finally said I had to replaced the rack. They did and the steering squeak went away... for a while. It's back now. It just sounds/feels like something needs to be lubed, so I'm hoping it's something I can do myself. I really don't want to replace the rack again, which only seems to temporarily fix it.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:36 PM   #16
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Any updates on any of problems others are having with this? I'm hoping my new wheels aren't the culprit for the clunking sound going over bumps big or small and the squeaking noise. I don't feel and chatter or difficulty turning the wheel either. It's just noises at the moment.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:51 PM   #17
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So I came across a post awhile back that there have been some issues with the front PFADT lowering springs that when jacking the car up and letting it down (just had new wheels put on so this could have caused it), there is a sleeve that could move on them, causing clunking sounds from metal on metal. I'm 90% sure this is the problem, but since I'm deployed I can't do squat about it atm. I have a buddy going over to take a look at it when he has time. As for the squealing, still have no idea what that could be besides a bad R&P (really hoping it's not). Not hard to turn the wheel, no rubbing, and no chatter or shutter in the steering either. Me so confused on what it could be, and not wanting to take it into the dealer. Anyone got any other input on what it could be? Thanks.
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So I came across a post awhile back that there have been some issues with the front PFADT lowering springs that when jacking the car up and letting it down (just had new wheels put on so this could have caused it), there is a sleeve that could move on them, causing clunking sounds from metal on metal. I'm 90% sure this is the problem, but since I'm deployed I can't do squat about it atm. I have a buddy going over to take a look at it when he has time. As for the squealing, still have no idea what that could be besides a bad R&P (really hoping it's not). Not hard to turn the wheel, no rubbing, and no chatter or shutter in the steering either. Me so confused on what it could be, and not wanting to take it into the dealer. Anyone got any other input on what it could be? Thanks.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:27 PM   #19
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I had a squeaky noise coming from my steering wheel when turning and the dealership had to replace the rack and pinion....that was almost a year ago and no issues since.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:42 PM   #20
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Just picked up the beauty from the dealership. Problem solved for the sqeaky steering wheel. They changed the rack and pinion gear. Thanks Ed Morse chevy.
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mudchick_alicia & Mechman108,

Thanks for your kind updates. Please let me know if any further concerns arise regarding noises with your steering wheels.

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