That squeaky steering column - ClubLexus - Lexus Forum Discussion

Notices
LX - 1st and 2nd Gen (1996-2007) Post here for topics related to the LX470 or LX450

That squeaky steering column

Old 08-09-18, 10:18 PM
  #1  
JAGastrock
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
JAGastrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: TX
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default That squeaky steering column

So coming from a vintage Mercedes background, I知 extremely proactive in maintenance. Far more so then most Lexus and Toyota products require.

ive heard many stories about the telescoping motor crapping out because of moving the steering wheel in and out upon every entry and exit. Given my size, I really need that.

im thinking part of the issue is lack of lubrication. I heard a squeak coming from the column and was concerned.

i got out a tub of synthetic grease, greased the worm gear on the motor, greased the steering column, and it works like new! Completely quiet like a Lexus should be.

Moral of story? Lubricate your seats, and your steering column, and I知 guessing it will greatly extend the life :-) Curved tip syringes and small paint brushes are my favorite things to use to get grease in small places.
JAGastrock is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 06:27 PM
  #2  
Lexterious
Driver
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: International
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by JAGastrock View Post
So coming from a vintage Mercedes background, I知 extremely proactive in maintenance. Far more so then most Lexus and Toyota products require.

ive heard many stories about the telescoping motor crapping out because of moving the steering wheel in and out upon every entry and exit. Given my size, I really need that.

im thinking part of the issue is lack of lubrication. I heard a squeak coming from the column and was concerned.

i got out a tub of synthetic grease, greased the worm gear on the motor, greased the steering column, and it works like new! Completely quiet like a Lexus should be.

Moral of story? Lubricate your seats, and your steering column, and I知 guessing it will greatly extend the life :-) Curved tip syringes and small paint brushes are my favorite things to use to get grease in small places.
Thank you for posting! Could you describe in a bit more detail on how to access the area(s) that need greasing?

I have an RX330 that squeals or squeaks when the steering column extends when you put in the key in the morning.

Lexterious is offline  
Old 09-21-18, 09:53 AM
  #3  
hankinid
Lexus Test Driver
 
hankinid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,483
Thanked 112 Times in 102 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Lexterious View Post
Thank you for posting! Could you describe in a bit more detail on how to access the area(s) that need greasing?

I have an RX330 that squeals or squeaks when the steering column extends when you put in the key in the morning.
I'd ask the question on the RX forum here...you're talking 2 very different vehicles between an LX and RX.
hankinid is offline  


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: