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Creaking sound steering


Phil996

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I'm experiencing an annoying creaking sound from the steering wheel column on my '07 997 GT3.

Bought it 2nd hand, Porsche Approved in Germany at 35.000 kms. Between April and now it's been in the dealership for repair twice now - first they replaced the front stabiliser silent blocks, sound remained (came back after a while), then a second time, they replaced some wear parts of the front axle as well as the anti-vibration pads from the front brakes ... again, after a few miles, sound came back like before. The sound comes while driving but also at standstill when turning the steering- wheel.

Car runs perfectly well but that noise is just not OK in such a car. I don't want to bring it endlessly into the dealership either.

Any useful hint would be welcome.:notworthy:

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Does it sound like spring/strut creaking? If so, the strut top bearings can often go dry or wear out and result in creaks that resonate in the spring on that corner. This happened to me on two 996's. A C4 and my GT3. Let us know what you find.

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I'm experiencing an annoying creaking sound from the steering wheel column on my '07 997 GT3.

Bought it 2nd hand, Porsche Approved in Germany at 35.000 kms. Between April and now it's been in the dealership for repair twice now - first they replaced the front stabiliser silent blocks, sound remained (came back after a while), then a second time, they replaced some wear parts of the front axle as well as the anti-vibration pads from the front brakes ... again, after a few miles, sound came back like before. The sound comes while driving but also at standstill when turning the steering- wheel.

Car runs perfectly well but that noise is just not OK in such a car. I don't want to bring it endlessly into the dealership either.

Any useful hint would be welcome.:notworthy:

Is the creaking sound inside the cabin underneath the airbag on the steering wheel?

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@ Craig: I would not be able to say if it sounds like spring/strut wear - No clue what this specifically should sound like :huh:

@ KBrandsma: One can hear it inside the cabin indeed coming from the airbag - steering wheel area BUT it is also audible when the car is at standstill, engine off, and you put your ears close to the front wheel :o

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Does it sound like spring/strut creaking? If so, the strut top bearings can often go dry or wear out and result in creaks that resonate in the spring on that corner. This happened to me on two 996's. A C4 and my GT3. Let us know what you find.

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Have seen strut bearings go bad quiet q few times, causing noises in the cabin

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My 2007 GT3 makes a clicking noise coming from the steering column as well on really hard turns like exiting a parking space where you really have to turn sharply. I don't get the noise if I am not turning the wheel that much such as driving down the highway. Not sure what to make of it.

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I hope nobody went to any extremes expense wise for this, but you will never believe

the cause, it is sand in the front spring mounts.

Jack the car up, take the wheel off, put your hand in there and like me you will

mostly likely find some sand. Clean it up, blow it our with water and air.

I took it to a dealer, and did not hear it , you know the usual case

where a problem doesnt happen when you go to demonstrate it .

BUT , it is most likely what I say, the bearings on my car ARE fine!

all of them!

After cleaning it out, I did Monticello motor club track no problem!!!

I think the sand and crap gets caught up there.

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I'm experiencing an annoying creaking sound from the steering wheel column on my '07 997 GT3.

Bought it 2nd hand, Porsche Approved in Germany at 35.000 kms. Between April and now it's been in the dealership for repair twice now - first they replaced the front stabiliser silent blocks, sound remained (came back after a while), then a second time, they replaced some wear parts of the front axle as well as the anti-vibration pads from the front brakes ... again, after a few miles, sound came back like before. The sound comes while driving but also at standstill when turning the steering- wheel.

Car runs perfectly well but that noise is just not OK in such a car. I don't want to bring it endlessly into the dealership either.

Any useful hint would be welcome.:notworthy:

look at my answer! it most likely is a low cost fix!

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