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Grinding noise behind steering wheel

Hey,

I noticed a funny grinding noise coming from the steering wheel this afternoon.

When I turn the wheel, it sounds like something is scratching, or a bearing is gone (is there bearings behind the wheel?)

Its not the power steering, cos it makes the noise even when the car is turned off.

Anyone have any idea's??

P.S. a friend of mine asked me to check if the horn still works, and it does.

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Have you got cruise control fitted? If so, you probabley need to clean then lubricate with electrical grease (or silicon grease) the slip rings under the steering wheel (dust gets attached to grease makes grinding noise - esp if driving on lots of gravel roads).

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Grinding noise from Behind steering wheel? Would that be the teeth of a driver trying to work out where the noise is coming from ??

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Check the trim cover hasn't shifted, although that usually produces just a sort of brushing/rubbing noise rather than anything like a bearing is gone.
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Have you got cruise control fitted? If so, you probabley need to clean then lubricate with electrical grease (or silicon grease) the slip rings under the steering wheel (dust gets attached to grease makes grinding noise - esp if driving on lots of gravel roads).
I do have cruise control... (its the ED Momo wheel) but dont drive on gravel roads..

will check it out though...

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I had the problem from the XF, it was the trim around the column brushing against the wheel as it turned
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Some people hav suggested it might be one of the bushes behind them steering wheel.... will find out tomorrow.

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My Steering Wheel (Like Kelli's its a Factory Momo with Cruise) squeaks when I turn the wheel, is this a similar problem too?:oo1:

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Some people hav suggested it might be one of the bushes behind them steering wheel.... will find out tomorrow.
Any luck with it Kelli?

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Re: Grinding noise behind steering wheel

yes this post is 2 years old but go out the back of your house to the money tree pick some money off it and go and buy a new car
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