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

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: 89,623 (10,100–165,000)
5 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 100,000 mi,
The squeak is more like a rubbing sound when you turn the steering wheel
2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 152,000 mi,
when turning the steering wheel in anyd directionI notice a squeak from the steering column. I put my ear to it and it sounds like its comming from the boot. Its sounds kike a material to material contact
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 75,000 mi,
Steering column squeaks when turning
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 60,000 mi,
Rubbing noise when turning coming from steering column. Never has been fixed.
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 85,000 mi,
Squeaking noise when parking
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 153,000 mi,
the squeaking sound occurred as early as 15K mileage when i turned the wheel. the dealer replaced the entire column at no cost to me with warranty but within 2 months, about 20K mileage, the problem resurfaced again. the dealer wanted to replace the column again (again at warranty at no cost to me) but i declined and decided to let the problem stand. the car is 153K mileage, still squeaking noises.
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 75,000 mi,
have not fixed it yet - I hope someone can show me how to fix it -
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 99,000 mi,
1. Squeak from the steering column. Unresolved. 2. Brake Light Switch failed. ABS Warning came on & I had to use a ballpoint pen to shift gears out of Park. I removed it myself with a $25 aftermarket one and problems cleared. Less than 15 minutes to put in a new switch.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 30,000 mi,
Sqeaking or rubbing noise when turning steering wheel.
This appears to only happen during winter months. It goes away once warm. I have just lived with it.
rubbing scrubbing sound especially in during the winter months.