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Old 10-26-08, 07:26 AM   #1
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I see someone wrote in about a steering squeak when the wheel is activated in and out, (see

but my noise occurs when the wheel is turned, especially in early morning.

My 2000 LX470 was brought in for service on this 2 times, but it was never fixed. Out of warranty now.

Any solutions. Sounds like I need grease near rear of wheel somewhere? You hear the harsh grinding squeak on first 2-3 revolutions.
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mine does this too.. i was thinking it might be the clock spring ( the airbag wire case ) but not sure
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that exactly what happen to my lx470,it the spiral cable,after few months the horn got a problem,turn to left,it blows,when going to right its gone,open it check and test,100% spiral cable.only the horn side got broken,airbag cruise control,is ok.
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Default LX470 Steering Wheel Noise

Greetings from SoCal! I'm new here and I had the same issue. Here are the comments from my service repair work order:

CONCERN: Customer states steering wheel makes noise when turning.
CAUSE: Verified concern. Removed air bag and steering to check clock spring. Found clock spring to be noisy and needs to be replaced. Slight noise still in steering due to steering angle and reluctor wheel.
CORRECTION: Installed new clock spring; noise found to be normal due to age & condition of vehicle.

My comments: Although the main noise is no longer present, there is a slight noise that isn't much to worry about. Better than it was before.

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