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    annoying squeak from steering wheel

    My 99 TJ's steering wheel squeaks like a mofo when it's really cold out. It's so loud that I can hear it and i'm practically deaf. I can tell it's coming from somewhere inside the jeep cuz if it was outside then I would not hear it. What in the interior portion of the steering column would cause a bad squeak when turning in any direction?

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    Mine does that too
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    So you're telling me I need to let my cat loose in the jeep overnight eh?
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    It's got to be worth a try

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    Dad's 99 does the same damned thing.
    KOH, here we come!

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    my jeep an Chrysler 300 do it when really cold
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katamarino View Post

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    Their is a rubber boot on the steering column where it goes through the fire wall spray the boot with silcone spray.
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    My 99 does it too!! Must have been a bad year for mice in the factory that year.
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    My 02 GC does the samething warm or cold . I just turn up the radio to make it go away

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    I too have a really annoying squeak in my Unlimited just when it's cold. But mine is only once moving and over 5-10 MPH. Doesn't go away when braking and/or turning. Replaced U-joints at the front wheels & rear drive shaft, still did it. Replaced fan and belt, still did it. Gonna try front trans case U-joint next.
    Once it warms up, it's fine.
    Could these squeaks be the "Jeep Thing"???
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperbuzzin View Post
    I too have a really annoying squeak in my Unlimited just when it's cold. But mine is only once moving and over 5-10 MPH. Doesn't go away when braking and/or turning. Replaced U-joints at the front wheels & rear drive shaft, still did it. Replaced fan and belt, still did it. Gonna try front trans case U-joint next.
    Once it warms up, it's fine.
    Could these squeaks be the "Jeep Thing"???
    got any poly bushings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddeprived View Post
    got any poly bushings?
    All stock bushings.
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    Sounds like a clock spring issue
    2000tj on D60's, custom long arms, 3link front, four link rear both locked with a 231/300 doubler twin sticked, Full Hydro steering, on 38 in boggers

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    My XJ steering column squeaks like crazy when it's cold and i'm turning one way or the other
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep ride View Post
    Their is a rubber boot on the steering column where it goes through the fire wall spray the boot with silcone spray.
    Keep the silicone out of the engine bay, it could much up the O2 sensors.

    My XJ creaks like hell in the cold, I swear the window is about to burst.
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    Spray silcone on the boot right where. Steering coluom goes through the boot worked on my 97 tj.
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    Gonna try this...thanks for the tip.

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    My xj does it to, it's the clocking ring in the column, the only wat i know to fix it is to replace it. I'll deal with the noise till the buttons for my cruise stop working or the air bag light comes on.

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