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Hi Everyone.

My first post and I am looking for your expert advice please.

I started the car this morning and reversed out of the drive. I have a 2003 Carrera 2 Cab, 51000 miles.

I engaged (D, Tiptronic) and turned the sterring wheel and heard a 'squeak'.

Seem to disappear after the car has warmed up.

Any idea what it could be? Its getting a bit annoying.

Thanks

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Was it a hydraulic squeak or a mechanical squeak?

Hi Phillip,

It is a hydraulic squeak which sounds like its inside the car.

COuld be wrong and its outside but I am sure its inside.

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Was it a hydraulic squeak or a mechanical squeak?

Hi Phillip,

It is a hydraulic squeak which sounds like its inside the car.

COuld be wrong and its outside but I am sure its inside.

Update. I have isolated the noise now. It happens when I turn the steering. It does not happen all the time.

Any ideas, because its really bugging me now

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I have a similar issue (see thread: Squeeking sound from front wheel after 10min driving) which I am trying to deal with. When the car is standing still and you press on the front fender, can you hear the sound? Also, if you turn the steering wheel back-and-forth can you hear the sound? Mine does. I am using WD40 to spray on individual linkages on my front wheel to try to isolate the location of the sound.

Good luck,

Hans

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I have a similar issue (see thread: Squeeking sound from front wheel after 10min driving) which I am trying to deal with. When the car is standing still and you press on the front fender, can you hear the sound? Also, if you turn the steering wheel back-and-forth can you hear the sound? Mine does. I am using WD40 to spray on individual linkages on my front wheel to try to isolate the location of the sound.

Good luck,

Hans

Hey Hans,

Thnaks for the reply. My problem occurs when I start the car. When turning the steering quickly left and right' you can hear it. The wheel does not need to be locked. It generally happens when you are at stand still.

Will keep you posted, but just want to find out the problem and if its dangerous. Its 'bugging' the hell out of me. :censored:

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Does it sound like it's coming from the top of the steering wheel (noisy airbag clockspring?), near the footwell (a little lube around the shaft collar), or somewhere under the car within the steering system (with a helper can you hear it outside or only while in the cabin), or even from the engine bay (squeaky belt/pump/pulley)?

Edited by logray

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...I am using WD40 to spray on individual linkages on my front wheel to try to isolate the location of the sound...

I would be careful using WD40 since it is a degreaser, you might actually temporarily make the problem better since it does lubricate a little, but later it could get worse if you haven't cleaned and then re-lubed using the proper grease or lubricant.

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Thanks for the tips.

I am going to get a 'helper' to try to isolate where and when it happens.

So annoying and embarrassing......

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Open the hood and have a friend turn the steering wheel while you listen near the top of the struts. I had a noise that fits your description, and at first thought it was coming from under the dash. I traced it to the top of one of the struts and ultimately replaced the relatively inexpensive bearing at the top of each strut assembly. --Brian

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Thanks for the tips guys.

As suggested, got the wife to turn steering whilst i had look around.

The noise is coming from outside the car in the front and really only happens on start up and sharp movements of the steering wheel.

Thoughts anyone?

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