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Squeak in Steering Column Due to Rubber Boot or Seal on Mercedes-Benz E430 4MATIC

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: 62,500 (25,000–100,000)
3 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002
6 people reported this problem
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The dealer changed this rubber boot and the entire steering gear under warranty. They said it was out of spec, but I doubt it. The rubber boot still squeaks occasionally and I ignore it. A squirt of silicone would quiet it. I have 130,000 miles on my car and am very happy with it.