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Hi everybody,

My '05 STS V6 makes a squeeking noise when steering. Some kind of "rubber" noise. Fluid level in the pump is OK. This noise (not very loud) does not seem to come from the engine compartment, and is clearly audible in the car, behind the wheel, in the steering column area.
Took it to the dealer who replaced a part related to the air bag.
Once back home the same noise is back :mad:

Any idea ?
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Is your STS equipped with the Navigation/Audio system? If so, have you enabled the "Auto EXIT steering column recall" option? (CONFIG hard key followed by these screen buttons in sequence: Vehicle/Personal Settings/Occupant Position/Auto EXIT steering column recall.) If so, do you grab the steering wheel to help you get out of our seat? If you put a load on the steering wheel while the column is retracting, the column will squeak.
 

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Hi Curious George,

The auto exit steering column is enabled but I never grab the wheel to help me get out of the seat, the squeaking noise comes when turning the steering wheel from side to side.

Thanks for your help. :)
 

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I just finished reporting the same problem on my '06 which I took delivery of in April 2006.....

they told me at the dealership that they have started getting these complaints from "5 or 6 owners" and that the solution is to "lubricate the steering column" and that this has solved the problem on "3 or 4" of the cars...


dunno if this will become a recurring problem....I'll keep my fingers crossed...

:confused:
 

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Hi everybody,

My '05 STS V6 makes a squeeking noise when steering. Some kind of "rubber" noise. Fluid level in the pump is OK. This noise (not very loud) does not seem to come from the engine compartment, and is clearly audible in the car, behind the wheel, in the steering column area.
Took it to the dealer who replaced a part related to the air bag.
Once back home the same noise is back :mad:

Any idea ?
Thanks
Maybe some of those 2 billion mice from China got into your car.
 

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It's the Rack-and-pinion, needs to be changed. Lubricating it is a temporary fix. Had the same problem on mine.
 

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I got my car back from the dealer and the noises have stopped after they "lubricated the steering column".....

Let's see how long the fix lasts....

Since this seems to be a recognized problem does anyone know if GM has a bulletin out on this issue?
 

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I have noticed the same issue on my 05 AWD. Please let us know what the repair ends up being or if anyone finds out about a TSB on the issue. Mine - sadly - is out of warrantee now due to having more than 50k miles, so fixes are on my nickle or under my own hand.
 

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It's the Rack-and-pinion, needs to be changed. Lubricating it is a temporary fix. Had the same problem on mine.
I agree. I've replace lots of them for this quiet squeak. It happens most after the engine is warmed up and does sound like it's in the column. You'll be lucky if your new PS gear stays quiet. Many return with the same noise. It is happening in STS, CTS, SRX and some other non-Cadillac models. Just the seals in the spool valve I believe, irritating but notthing to worry about.
 

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UPDATE: just got my car back from the dealer where they told me they diagnosed the problem as a bad "airbag coil" that is on/wraps around the steering column....noise is gone which is good...let's hope it stays that way..
 

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Hello all. First post here. I have this problem also.. I also had the same sound in my Jaguar X-type. Seals in the PS system where replaced and the sound never came back. I was told that the seals where too good, and if you went into a parking lot and did some lock to lock turns while bumping the wheel off the end lock. It helps get the seals wet. Worked for a week or so in the Jag, but I ended up getting it fixed. I will try to find a parking lot today for the STS. My PS fluid was a tad low and I have the ZF gear.
 

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I changed the power steering fluid. It seems to have worked.. I still don't like the wheel feedback, but no sound inside now.
 

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I used SYN Power from Auto Zone. I don't know of any TSB. Did you also try bouncing the steeing wheel like I posted above ?
 

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bringing back an older thread to keep tabs on the problem. Our 06 STS4 just started doing making the loud sqeak this week. I noticed it cruising through a parking lot at about 5 mph. Then in park if i turn the wheel from side to side its very loud and noticeable. Gonna go to the dealer and see what they say.
 

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Just seen this message. Have an 05 STS with the same problem (sounds like a mouse in my steering wheel as I am turning it) they are going to replace a gear in the sterring wheel and my dealer told me it is covered under my 100,000 mile warrantee. Takes a few hours and will have my car back in the morning.
 
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