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Steering Wheel Groan/Creak When Turning Lock-to-Lock

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Had to take my truck in to have some issues addressed. One of the items on that list was steering wheel groan or creak when turning lock-to-lock. The best way i can describe it is, when you turn the steering wheel to a lock at one end, as you start turning it back, there is this groan/creak sound. Funny enough, the loaner i had also exhibited the same issue so i feared it might come back as operating as designed.

 

It turns out this was due to a noisy steering shaft seal. They refitted the seal and the noise is gone. If you are experiencing this and it's bugging you, it's not operating as intended and you should get it fixed. 

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