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Old 01-11-14, 04:58 PM   #1
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So this isn't a huge issue or anything, it's just a rather minor annoyance that I'm curious about. So whenever i take a slow turn, or turn the wheel all the way in one direction it tends to squeak and sort of moan. It actually sounds like a dying cat. Lol, anyways, i was just curious to see what you guys know about it and how to fix it. I know it's a common problem in these cars (mine is a 2000 ES300) i just don't know what to do about it.
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Put some silicone or similar grease between the points shown here:

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Old 01-11-14, 07:35 PM   #3
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wow nice. but how do I access this area? any panel to remove?

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Put some silicone or similar grease between the points shown here:

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Ya, is there any easy way to access this or is the whole steering wheel interior portion going to have to be taken apart?
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You don't remove anything, it's right on the floor next to the gas pedal.
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Oh, ok. Thank you very much for the advise! I'll give it a try when i got some free time and let you guys know how it went!
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My car has the same issue !
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I actually have this problem. Is WD40 OK?
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I actually have this problem. Is WD40 OK?
Yes wd40 works great, I would say you have to oil it about every couple months but otherwise, no more moaning!
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Yes wd40 works great, I would say you have to oil it about every couple months but otherwise, no more moaning!
No, No, No. Don't use WD40. It is not rubber friendly, and will damage the Rubber boot. Use a silicone spay instead.
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Good advice, WD40 is not something you put on rubber. Plus it's a terrible lubricant anyway. Silicone paste has worked well for me, silicone spray works but the noise comes back. 303 Aerospace protectant should in theory work as it will bond to the rubber and make it slippery.
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Lithium grease will do. Mine hasn't been back for over a year with some lithium grease spray I used
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I came in here for the exact reason .....................thanx
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I put some silicone spray on and it no longer squeaks! Thanks guys!
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Common problem on Toyota's
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