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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 09, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Steering Column Squeak

My 67 steering column squeaks loudly when I turn the wheels. It is very unpredictable but when it does it, it hurts your ear drums. It sounds like it is coming from the top of the column just below the steering wheel.

Are you able to take the column apart and grease it? If so, do you have any suggestions on where to grease or type of grease to use?

Can you recommand a good manual to follow to take it apart?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 09, 07:42 PM
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Re: Steering Column Squeak

There are several older posts with diagrams....
Check that the column is lighed up with the sterring box/rag joint and mounts under the dash edge.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 09, 07:53 PM
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Re: Steering Column Squeak

Hi camaropal, I'm in the area also if you need a hand.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 09, 05:15 AM
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My 67 steering column squeaks loudly when I turn the wheels. It is very unpredictable but when it does it, it hurts your ear drums. It sounds like it is coming from the top of the column just below the steering wheel.

Are you able to take the column apart and grease it? If so, do you have any suggestions on where to grease or type of grease to use?

Can you recommand a good manual to follow to take it apart?
You don't by chance use an aftermarket steering wheel, do you? I ask because I had the same issue with my Grant wheel and it was due to the black piece that sits under the adapter. On mine, it was too deep and it was rubbing against the column housing as I turned. I put it on the lathe, shortened it down and BINGO, no more squeeling when turning the wheel. Of course, if you don't run an aftermarket wheel, this is probably not your issue.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 09, 11:30 AM
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Re: Steering Column Squeak

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if you don't run an aftermarket wheel, this is probably not your issue.
It canbe...if someone has hit the top of the column, broken the plastic pin and shortened the column shaft.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 09, 06:15 PM
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Re: Steering Column Squeak

It's almost always the horn button pin support broken.
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