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It's been a pretty cold winter here near the Lake Tahoe area this year. Every morning that I get ready to leave for work, I noticed as I turn the steering wheel it makes a loud squeak or squeal as if it wasn't lubed correctly. After the car gets going and warms up the squealing stops. Is it because of the cold weather (9° degrees F) that's causing the oil and lube from keeping the steering system operational?

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All cars do that.

The power steering pump only works when the car is on. If its really cold out, its possible. I havent experienced it at all. We have had a few days where its almost 0 degrees.
 

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Mine squeeks all the time, constantly, whether it's warm or not. You're lucky because at least your's goes away when your car warms up.
 

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My brakes squeak sometimes too. I've heard thats normal for brand new brakes and might go away soon. What I am annoyed with is my clutch squeaks. Its not the clutch actually, just the pedal. At the bottom of the throw it goes "squeak" quietly. Needs some WD-40 or something I bet. lol
 

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Re: Squeeks

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Mine squeeks all the time, constantly, whether it's warm or not. You're lucky because at least your's goes away when your car warms up.
Yeah, we've had some really cold winter chills here lately. But after the vehicle warms up it goes away...same thing with my brakes. I'll see how this progresses as the days get warmer...in the next 4 months :( . If its still the same then, I have my dealer check it out.

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I only notice my steering wheel sqeak when going at 10km in the parking lot without music........and it is barely noticeable........
 

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Yeah, I hear it in the parking lot too. It always squeeks. Probably the steering system working harder to turn the wheel since there isn't any inertia on the system.
 

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OH MAN

Crap,

Sorry this is an easy one.

When you're parking in the parking lot, there's a seperate electro-hydrolic motor working HARDER to make the steering more precise at slower speeds. This is the power steering assist module that varies the amount of help you get when turning depending on the speed at which you are going. This is why you hear it working (similar to the sound of a regular power steering system when it's being cranked all the way to one direction) when you're parking, and not otherwise.

More than likely when it's cold or warm, it'll probably still make some kind of noise.
 

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Mine sounds like a robot. Kinda like ""Brrrrrrpp Brrrrrp"" Also a little bit os a sliding sound in steering column like to pieces of plastic rubbing hard
 

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my 2005 Mazda GT HB makes squeaking noises at the front brakes and steering while backing up out of my garage in the morning. Its a sharp squeaking noise that annoyed the hell out of me at first, thinking there was something wrong. But after 2-3 minutes of driving, the squeak eventually goes away.

Also, the rear suspension makes "springy" noises when I go over speed bumps...its livable...but am considering having it checked out soon at the dealership. :?
 

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I know this is a pretty old thread, but just wondering if anyone has a solution to the squeaky steering wheel.
 

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I didn't see it posted, but I'm wondering if some people are hearing the steering intermediate shaft squeaking on the boot where it passes through the firewall. I haven't had to mess with it on my MZ3 myself, but this is a common problem on many different cars when it gets colder out and the rubber boot gets dry and "grippy" and will squeal on the shaft as you turn the wheel.

The fix is to push the boot slightly, spray some white lithium grease in there and then work the wheel around to move it around.

May or may not be the problem you guys are hearing, but worth a shot.
 
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