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Dodge Charger Lubricate/Replace Lower Seal on Steering Shaft if Squeak is Heard While Turning

Dodge Charger Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Average Mileage: 64,891 mi (14,000 mi - 131,000 mi)


A squeak may be heard from the base of the steering column while turning the steering wheel. The noise may be coming from the lower seal on the steering shaft. Lubrication of the seal will commonly correct this problem.

  • Visitor, , 17,500 mi

    Loud squeaking noise when turning the wheel either left or right. Doesn't just happen when it is cold outside. The car's been to the dealer twice for this issue and the squeak still comes back.

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  •  Rookie

    Overnight everything is squeaking ,when I turn the wheel right to left also standing still just push car up and by rocking also produces a squeak I am being told that the ball joints are the cause.I have not not taken to dealer since my 100,000 mile warranty expired before the 100,000 since 6 years came first.I just replaced some front end products at a cost of over 800.00 and replaced all for tires.Just a note my radiator has blown off the top hose twice at idle and second time cost me a new radiator.

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  • Visitor, , 15,000 mi

    Same issue... steering wheel squeaks in certain positions while turning... very annoying on a new car. Took it to the dealership and they looked at me like they had never heard of the problem before and apparently it's quite a popular problem.....

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  • Visitor, , 54,000 mi

    My car squeaks when turning left or right and a clunk when going over dips.Is lubing replacing column gasket a relatively inexpensive do it your self.I have a warranty but it has a $100.00 deductible where I bought it used don't want to spend a 100 bucks to have them squirt some lube.

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  • Visitor, , 46,000 mi

    squeeky noise comming from the steering wheel.when i turn it

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  • Visitor, , 74,983 mi

    In the early morning (especially during cold weather), I hear a squeaking noise coming from my steering wheel as I turn it. Not sure of the cause to this problem.

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  • Visitor, , 131,000 mi

    When I turn the steering wheel it squeaks loudly

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  • Visitor, , 35,420 mi

    Squeak just started on my RT. I had an '07 SE that had the same issue, but worse. This is definitely an issue with Chargers. If the dealer tells you it's the first they've heard of it, they're lying.

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  • Visitor, , 67,000 mi

    I have that same problem but ist seems to go away and come back. I think i have noticed it on cold days in the fall and winter months. Just not so much in the summer

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  • Mine started squeakin at 30000 miles

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