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Old 06 Sep 2010, 08:30 am
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2001 PT Cruiser Limited. When turning the steering wheel at low speeds I hear a "wiping" noise. Higher pitched, but not a squeal, more like wiping. Anyone know if there's a lubrication point or something in there?
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Old 06 Sep 2010, 03:37 pm
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Usually it's a clicking noise and it's the clock spring inside the steering column. Never hear of a wiping noise.
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Old 06 Sep 2010, 04:36 pm
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Usually it's a clicking noise and it's the clock spring inside the steering column. Never hear of a wiping noise.
Definitely not a clicking noise.
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Old 03 Oct 2010, 07:55 am
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Does anyone have an answer to this?

I've got the same noise on my 2001 LE. Squeaking/wiping noise. Pitch varies with the speed at which the wheel is turned (lower pitch when the wheel is turned slowly).

I can also feel a minute amount of vibration through the steering wheel, so it seems evident that there is some contact/friction in the steering wheel that maybe needs lubrication.

The wheel turns smoothly. It doesn't bind up and I don't feel any drag. So, is there anything wrong here, or can I just ignore it? If it is the clockspring, what will happen if it eventually fails?
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Old 03 Oct 2010, 09:22 pm
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Bump...anyone?
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