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      12-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Need some help having squeaking sounds from steerl wheel..

Hi, i'm kind of new to this forum..

and i owe 08 335xi coupe about 59100miles on it.

I just notice it makes squeaking sounds whenever i turn my steer wheel to the left and right.

when i turn it to left the sounds louder but turning right makes i can hear the sound very hardly..

Also when i turn my steer wheel very slow to left it won't make any sounds..

can you guys help me what is wrong with this?
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      12-09-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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Mine does it when the inside of my car is cold. Once it warms up it goes away.
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      12-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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Mine does it when the inside of my car is cold. Once it warms up it goes away.
so this is normal???
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      12-10-2012, 05:16 AM   #4
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I can't say im just letting you know mine does it when the cabin is cold.
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      12-10-2012, 06:53 AM   #5
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Hi there,
I sometimes have the same problem,
it started since I removed/put back the rubber boot between the cabin and engine compartment.
It sits on the steering column/spindle low down under the the dashboard trim.

The rubber is sealed with a ring and sort of a felt joint against the steering column.

Unmount the lower dashboard trim and spray a little silicone oil on the joint,
and the problem should be gone.

Let me know how it worked out.

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      12-10-2012, 11:02 PM   #6
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Hi there,
I sometimes have the same problem,
it started since I removed/put back the rubber boot between the cabin and engine compartment.
It sits on the steering column/spindle low down under the the dashboard trim.

The rubber is sealed with a ring and sort of a felt joint against the steering column.

Unmount the lower dashboard trim and spray a little silicone oil on the joint,
and the problem should be gone.

Let me know how it worked out.

Steve
Could you show me how to do this please?

I"m pretty new to doing DIY....
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      12-11-2012, 06:22 PM   #7
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Go down with your head under the steering wheel,
look up, you see 4 small torx screws to unmount the lower dashboard,
it reaches from under the steering wheel to the pedals.

There may be some connectors attached on the backside.

Under there is a rubber boot wich seals the steering column and the engine compartment,
spray a little silicone oil on top where the steering column goes inside the rubber,
there sits the felt joint.
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      12-29-2012, 01:51 PM   #8
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Go down with your head under the steering wheel,
look up, you see 4 small torx screws to unmount the lower dashboard,
it reaches from under the steering wheel to the pedals.

There may be some connectors attached on the backside.

Under there is a rubber boot wich seals the steering column and the engine compartment,
spray a little silicone oil on top where the steering column goes inside the rubber,
there sits the felt joint.
I tried to find the torx screws, but i see only 3 of them..

could you show me how to do this by pictures if possible please?
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      12-31-2012, 09:09 AM   #9
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I get the same thing in the winter. No squeaks when the weather is warmer out.
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Same here. Mine only squeaks (very lightly) on left turns. It annoys the hell out of me, but like everyone said, only started since the temps fell for winter. I mostly drive alone, and when I do, I have my sound volume rammed up, so it does not bother me that much, at least knowing that it is some minor issue of the wheel rubbing on the dash or smth.
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      01-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #11
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I got the same on my 07 335xi, when was summer the noise was not there
It bugs me big time!
No steering problems, which is the good news
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One thing to check: move the wheel to all possible positions and check for binding. My wheel had a slight occasional squeak but when I put the wheel all the way down and in, it bound up badly 1 revolution into a turn, which is hella dangerous.

There was a seized shaft in the steering components that was replaced under warranty.
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