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

Mercedes-Benz E430 4MATIC Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002

Average Mileage: 62,500 mi (25,000 mi - 100,000 mi)


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

  •  Rookie

    annoying, can hear engine noises more as well as firewall sound deadening is diminished.

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  • Visitor, , 25,000 mi

    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.

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