2002 Volvo S60 Q&A
2002 Volvo S60 Question: Squeaking noise when turning the steering wheel either left or right all the way?
I've seen a couple things cause a squeak from these steering columns. There is a rubber boot and bearing that seals the steering shaft where it goes through the firewall, make sure the boot is secured properly. Make sure the steering column cover is secured properly and not rubbing on the steering wheel. - Bret Bodas
I ran into a similar situation with a small pickup. What I found was that the electrical pin for the horn and the contact ring under the steering wheel was devoid of any lubricant, and as the wheel was turned, the friction between the ring and pin was causing a similar noise to what you indicate. In order to correct the problem, you have to remove the steering wheel, clean the brass ring and the contact pin. Then you need to lubricate the ring with a small amount of conductive grease that you should be able to get at any automotive store. Then just reassemble the steering wheel on the steering shaft. - dwarf
Its the steering stops. They rub against a hard stop against the lower control arm. Grease both of these surfaces. Take a look at http://volvospeed.com/steerstops.php for pics and instructions. Good luck! - Visitor
when it is hot steering wheel make noise till its cool again - Visitor
have 2005 sierra truck and does this also Worse in summer than winter. The big rubber boot where steering wheel comes thru firewall, spray wd40 in opening in boot. There is a recall on my model. Several friends have replace this 3 times on their truck. Does not sqeak at all in the cold weather because it expands. Good Luck - Visitor