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    Posted: 02áMará2011 at 2:42am

Hi everyone, 

noticed since a week ago that when i take a tightish corner (sounds silly but if i take it latish, so i have to do a 90 degree turn,  i know i know, it does sound silly), the steering wheel makes a creaking noise, like a heavy shed door.

The noise is actually coming from the steering column,   anyone had this?, havent done it before so thought i would make a point, as im taking it to dealers soon.

I would take it sooner but i cant tax it!!!!!!!!!!!    But that is another story - which i will post as soon as i clarify some details first. as in who is to blame!.



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sounds like it just needs lubricating.
 
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I had an issue that sounded very similar to this. 
Most noticeable when reverse parking/wheel on full lock. A fairly quiet creaking noise that often left me insisting, "no, I have NOT just farted!".

I have no idea what it was/is but I had my car at the dealer for something else and they said it needed a recall doing for a steering screw (or something like that, I wasn't listening hard enough). I've not noticed it since, so perhaps that fixed it if it was at all relevant, but it didn't do it every time anyway so perhaps it just hasn't done it yet...(it was only done yesterday).

Mine is per-facelift though which may well be a different fish kettle.
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hi gemma, thanks, sounds like it could be a faulty screw or bolt or something, also same first thoughts about lubricating needed craigQQ, (hope your keeping your  new toy gleaming craig! congrats on the jan win btw! reminds me i must have a look at your thread on cleaning, mines a dust bucket at the mo, gets dirty soooo quick).
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ofcourse its clean spent 3 hours today applying a trim sealant to all the plastics!
gonna spend the full day cleaning it tommorow aswell. got new products to try out.
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Shockedp.s   Ladies dont fart! they just make creaking and sqeaking noise's!EmbarrassedLOL
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Ahhh craigQQ!, u never fail to answear in a flash!,,  hope u dont use flash  on the car!LOL  
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mine does it aswell and its a 60 plateShocked
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Sure its just not your shoulder joints?   Thats what creaks in  mine Wink
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Mine has just started to do this as well, but I think its actually coming from the drivers seat...
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Apologies for posting in an oldish thread, but this interested me...
 
When we are going very slow (reversing or pulling tightly off the drive) we get a noise from the steering wheel... it's not so much a creaking noise but more a whining sound -
Is this just the clever power steering working (where it makes steering easy when going slow) or could I have the same problem - IE Recall not done?
 
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Power steering pump I would imagine. The missus said ours was doing it & when I listened thats all it is, if thats what it is on yours its nothing to worry about, I dont  really notice  it tbhm had cars a lot  noisier
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Thanks ericos,
I must be honest, it is barely noticeable (probably because the car
is so well insulated) and it didn't really concern me that much as I
thought it may be something like that.
Thanks for clarifying!
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Hi iv got mine booked in with Nissan for this problem said it may be due to a recall that was issued, anyone else had this fixed by them?
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mine was not  sorted, but now its like a clacker thing, like the one's u spin  at  an old football game,  i have a short list to give to nissan soon, sorry for late reply, get on here when i can
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Originally posted by Dazlemc Dazlemc wrote:

Hi iv got mine booked in with Nissan for this problem said it may be due to a recall that was issued, anyone else had this fixed by them?

The steering screw? I had mine done and it hasn't creaked since Thumbs Up
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it as developed a serious creaking noise when turning the steering and very noticable when stationary i think its the anti roll bar bushes so it looks like another 100 mile round trip to the dealers.

also since they serviced it ever since then from cold it makes a whirring noise as if the bearings on the alternator or water pump are on there way out so its looking like they will have to keep the car for at least overnight.
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Mine also makes a creaking noise, usually first thing when stationary when I turn the steering wheel. Mentioned it at first service but they didn't find anything.....
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mine as started doing it constant and its deffo a creak that shouldnt be there and to the non mechanic it would be a very worrying creak if you know what i meanLOL
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The noise on mine seems to come from the steering column behind the wheel and can only be described as like running a very course file against a thick piece of plastic....
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I have the same noise (like a eery-creaky door in a haunted house) and mine seems to come from the steering column also.
I think I have read on another post that it could be the "steering screw" and if so am I correct in thinking that it is part of the big shaft goes down from he steering wheel?

It hasn't bothered me a great deal up to now but I am starting to notice it more, I don't think it's getting worse I think it's just me (oh well turn the volume up another notch or two)
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I'd LOVE to find out exactly what causes this, as I've had it in twice to fix it and it always comes back !

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mine creaks for ages then stops for a day or 2 but it creakes more than notLOL
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Forgot to ask them to look at this on my service on Tuesday but did mention last year and they said they couldn't find anything.....

It sort of sounds like plastic rubbing/vibrating noise in the steering colomn under the steering wheel and just used to happen first thing in the Morning but now has become more prevalent.....







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Anyone ever find the problem? Nissan greased me up on Monday for a slight creak now its worse than ever. Only went in to have a diagnostic on my headlights. Wish I hadn't mentioned it now.
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mines going in for its first m.o.t on the 25th of this month and ive told them over the phone i want this looking into i dont think its anything serious as its been doing it now for well over a year but it shouldnt do it at all. it just gets on your nervesAngry.i  will update on here if they find out the cause
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Anyone ever find the problem? Nissan greased me up on Monday for a slight creak now its worse than ever. Only went in to have a diagnostic on my headlights. Wish I hadn't mentioned it now.

Hi yes I did, it was a rubber washer that sits behind the wheel, it had perished and was slipping off the middle bolt. All they did was replace it for a new one.
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Steering screw recall?
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The recall was only on 2007 models wasn't it?
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