Squeak in Steering Column Due to Rubber Boot or Seal on Mercedes-Benz E320

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A squeak from the steering column is often related to a rubber boot in the column or a seal in the power steering rack.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 118,064 (22,253–230,000)
11 model years affected: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
50 people reported this problem
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Squeaking steering wheel.
When steer to either right or left a squeaky noise is generated
Squeaking sound and feel when turning the wheel. Wasn't fixed. Told the whole steering column would have to be removed.
dry squeak sound when steering wheel is turned
Squeaking sound when turning the steering wheel.
steering wheel squeaks when turning in one direction or another.
Steering wheel squeaks when making turns, super obnoxious.
Squeaky steering wheel just started and it sounds like plastic grinding together. Very loud noise.
Steering wheel squeaks when turned left or right
Its not fixed
Constant squeak, more like plastic rubbing together and not metal. It is coming from the steering column and does not matter if you turn the wheel or not...constant squeak.
Happens when i drive slow and turn the wheels ,especially in the morning when the car is cold .
squeak in steering when i make a turn at right or left.what can i do for this problem
When it first starts is squeaks and when I shift it from reverse to to drive I hear a loud clunking in my trunk
I have the same problem
same as above
I hear a very loud obnoxious squeeking coming from my steering wheel / suspension whenever I turn or go over a bump. I just bought the car used and within a week this was happening. the sales guys must have known of a mickey mouse just long enough to sell in
doesn't always have the rubbing sound usually when it's warm out.
this is exacly what is happening to my car.
Sweaky starring colume. Blower motor don't work and shift lever is loose