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Cadillac ATS Technical Discussion Forum Discussion, Steering Issue? in Cadillac ATS Discussion Forums; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep7NDipGmtg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHTCX8oavMU My car started doing this today. Any idea on what it is, guys?...
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    Steering Issue?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep7NDipGmtg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHTCX8oavMU

    My car started doing this today. Any idea on what it is, guys?

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    Re: Steering Issue?

    I just brought my car in for some minor fixes (and to check what I felt was somewhat loose steering). The SA told me that there was a steering tech bulletin that called for a reprogramming. However, I don't know the particulars of the bulletin and I don't think the reprogramming did anything to improve the steering. BTW, the steering is fine, I just would like it to be tighter (coming from an E46). Nonetheless, you might want to check this out with your dealer.

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    Re: Steering Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
    I just brought my car in for some minor fixes (and to check what I felt was somewhat loose steering). The SA told me that there was a steering tech bulletin that called for a reprogramming. However, I don't know the particulars of the bulletin and I don't think the reprogramming did anything to improve the steering. BTW, the steering is fine, I just would like it to be tighter (coming from an E46). Nonetheless, you might want to check this out with your dealer.
    Did yours sound like mine does?

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    Re: Steering Issue?

    Lucky me, no undue sounds from my steering wheel.

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    Re: Steering Issue?

    I get the belt whining sound

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    Re: Steering Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Siren05 View Post
    I get the belt whining sound
    What belt? This is electric power steering, no?

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    Re: Steering Issue?

    So has anyone found a solution for this?

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    Sounds rubbery, hard to pinpoint where on shaft noise is coming from just by video. I would listen under dash while turning wheel. If its coming from near where your feet are, could be rubber boot where shaft passes through firewall. If so spray some lube down there and see if it changes. Otherwise, could be a bunch of things, clock spring, bearing, trim contact? Location of noise would help.

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    Re: Steering Issue?

    Thanks for the help.

    I'm taking it to the dealer tomorrow, however. I'll be sure to update you guys when I get the car back.

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    Re: Steering Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by 73JPS View Post
    What belt? This is electric power steering, no?
    The eletric motor uses a belt to power the rack. It's not visable because it's internal.



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    Re: Steering Issue?

    The ZF electric steering uses a toothed (timing) belt which eliminates any slippage. The likely hood of any belt noise would be minimal with this setup.

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    Re: Steering Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnvoyBu View Post
    Thanks for the help.

    I'm taking it to the dealer tomorrow, however. I'll be sure to update you guys when I get the car back.
    Hello EnvoyBu,

    I see fellow community members have been able to interact with you and give you some good insight with your issue. I would like an update after your dealership visit as well and will be sure to be on the lookout for that. If there are ever additional concerns you have please feel free to private message us!

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    Laura M.
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    Re: Steering Issue?

    Well...

    I couldn't make it to the dealership today, but the noise has decreased somewhat. It's still there though.

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    Re: Steering Issue?

    I noticed you're not moving and at a stand still in this videos.

    is it making these noises while moving?

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    Re: Steering Issue?

    Yep, it did make the noise when the car was moving. It seemed to have went away though...

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