Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore Maryland
Re: 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?
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.
Charlie Knudsen 67 Camaro RS/SS 350 TKO 600, 4.10's, AFR 195 Street Heads, Comp 270H, Rhoads Lifters, Crane Ignition, Pertronix Dizzy, Performer RPM Q-Jet, Heavily Modified Q-Jet, Hooker Comp Headers, MagnaFlow 2 1/2", 144 Decibles(Alpine CDA-7998 Head Unit, RF X7 and RF 750X Amps, MB Quart Mid's & High's, Kicker L7 12" Solo Barics)