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2001 Toyota Camry Question: squeaky steering wheel

 

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gar444, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Vancouver, WA, January 25, 2009, 10:49
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steering wheel makes squeeky noise sometimes when I first start out,and turning. Could this be lubercated or is it a power steering problem

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 25, 2009, 11:33
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    Is the squeaking sound coming from the engine compartment? If you hear a load squeal when starting the engine it may be a "loose" or bad alternator belt. If you hear the noise after starting the engine but only on turning the steering wheel fully in either direction the power steering belt may be loose or power steering fluid level may be low. The steering resiviour is on the left side of engine compartment as you look in the engine compartment from the front bumper.
    If the noise is heard from around the steering column area only as you rotate the steering wheel the horn contact button may need lubrication.

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    January 26, 2009, 13:43
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    I had same issue over a year ago with my 2001 Camry V6. It is nothing major. The streering column had to be lubricated. The first lubricant they used did not hold. A week later the squaking returned. The shop used another lubricant that did the job (no charge this time). It's over a year - I had no squaks since. The labor at dealer cost $65.

    Same symptoms. It only did it when cold. My local maitenance guy did not know wjat caused it, but the dealer identified the problem right away.

    Good luck!

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    Visitor, January 13, 2011, 17:54

    I also have a 2001 V5 Camrey and it just started queeking when winter came. Do you think it will be ok to spray WD40? The noise is coming from the steering column.

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    firstsister, January 13, 2011, 17:57
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    I also have a 2001 V5 Camrey and it just started queeking when winter came. Do you think it will be ok to spray WD40? The noise is coming from the steering column.

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