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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-08-2019, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so this sounds stupid

So I have a 2006 LBZ and today I heard a sound while turning in a parking lot and have turned the radio down and listened to it. Its coming from the steering wheel area and it sounds (for a lack of a better scenario) like sand is stuck between the steering wheel as you turn it. Or like rubbing something softer like paper or plastic pieces together.

Any ideas? Could it just be dirt/dust in that crevice and it will go away eventually?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-09-2019, 12:06 PM
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It’s probably the steering shaft bearing .

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It’s probably the steering shaft bearing .
Is that a difficult or expensive fix to diy?

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It’s probably the steering shaft bearing .
Is that a difficult or expensive fix to diy?
It’s not too bad or a job at all. The part itself is $30

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You have to remove the intermediate Steering shaft first. Im told the biggest PITS is getting that bearing out after the shaft is off.

Use your seat belt to keep the steering wheel from rotating while it is disconnected or you can damage the Clock spring in the steering wheel.

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You have to remove the intermediate Steering shaft first. Im told the biggest PITS is getting that bearing out after the shaft is off.

Use your seat belt to keep the steering wheel from rotating while it is disconnected or you can damage the Clock spring in the steering wheel.
I just changed mine and it was actually harder getting the new one in

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