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

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

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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
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 60,000 mi,
Squeaking steering wheel.
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 52,000 mi,
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.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 207,000 mi,
steering wheel squeaks when turning in one direction or another.
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 170,000 mi,
Steering wheel squeaks when making turns, super obnoxious.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 121,000 mi,
dry squeak sound when steering wheel is turned
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 93,420 mi,
Squeaking sound when turning the steering wheel.
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 106,000 mi,
Squeaky steering wheel just started and it sounds like plastic grinding together. Very loud noise.
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 69,000 mi,
Its not fixed
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 80,000 mi,
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.
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 138,000 mi,
Happens when i drive slow and turn the wheels ,especially in the morning when the car is cold .
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 42,000 mi,
Steering wheel squeaks when turned left or right
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 144,000 mi,
squeak in steering when i make a turn at right or left.what can i do for this problem
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 186,444 mi,
When it first starts is squeaks and when I shift it from reverse to to drive I hear a loud clunking in my trunk
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 130,000 mi,
I have the same problem
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 150,000 mi,
same as above
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 133,000 mi,
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
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 170,000 mi,
doesn't always have the rubbing sound usually when it's warm out.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 156,000 mi,
this is exacly what is happening to my car.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 22,253 mi,
Sweaky starring colume. Blower motor don't work and shift lever is loose