squeaking noise coming from sleeve covered arm coming from steering column to the wheel
smoke means fire. u obviously have an electrical short in steering column. best take it to an auto electrician
Could be a problem inside the steering column
its happened to me.....my mechanic says it was the ignition switch of my car....had it replaced for $300
short in your turn signal switch...replace it.....check your brake lights
What kind of car? It could be the horn shorting out? or another electrical issue with blinkers, etc. Can also be the power steering resivoir is low of fluid.
you have to go under the dash and take out the steering column. and the ignition switch should have a wire going down to the bottom of the column coming from the ignition lock.
All power steering systems use a pump on the front of the engine driven by a belt. This pump will have metal lines coming from it that connect to the steering box, or power rack that is near the steering column that comes out of the cabin.
If you have a tilt steering column the movement is caused by the tilt mechanism literally coming apart. I had several cars with that problem, I went to a junkyard and bought replacement columns that were in good condition and replaced the entire column.
Should be under the cover of the underside of the steering column usually close the the connector harness for the steering column 4 bolts that hold up the column might have to be removed for access
If you are losing fluid, you need to find out where it is going. Usually it is pretty easy to find most leaks: out of the seals on the pump, out of the lines or cooler, out of the steering gear, or out of the rack and pinion. Sometimes you'll have to poke a small hole in the rubber boot on the rack and watch for fluid coming out. Your steering column wouldn't be the problem. Hope this helps.
the knuckle part and it has to be greased. you just need to a grease kit for it and take it to a shop if you can't do it yourself
It hooks into the ignition switch at the bottom and the ignition lock switch at the top.
You will need to have the codes checked for your steering system but most of the time the problem is a bad steering position sensor which is located at the bottom of the steering column on the inside of the car. I have seen defective YAW Rate sensors cause this problem but very very rare.
The neutral safety switch is located on the steering column where it passes through the firewall on the inside. There are four wires coming out of it. To access it you must remove the small lower dash panels under the steering column, remove nuts holding steering column up to dash, remove four bolts that hold the bracket to column, remove ignition switch mounted on top of column, unplug large plug to lower right of ignition switch on steering column, pull switch out of way while paying attention to ignition switch rod coming from actual key switch and how it goes together. Not sure how to actually remove switch, but I don't think it is too hard. It is a relatively inexpensive part, hardest part is reaching it without tearing more apart. Shouldn't be to big of a problem all in all.
This wire should be pink/black.
Perhaps problem in the steering column switch?
If the squeeling is coming from the tires, then the problem is most likely a misaligned front end. If the squealing is coming from the engine, then the problem would be in the power steering system.
Smoke coming out of steering box usually means the fluid is burned. It can also mean that the steering gear is failing.
your key for ignition is made for that specific computer in your car,i had to replace my whole steering column,the salvage yard told me the key coming with it would work..it didnt it kept telling me to clean the key,so i had to pop out the old ignition outa the old steering column and it started first time!
it depends where the popping sound is coming from it could be the steering shaft if it sounds under the steering column if not check your suspension inner and outer tie rods idler arm for excessive play
no recall, but there was a bulletin. wasn't recalled because they determined that it wasn't a safety issue, rather and "inconvenience." there is a replacement for the intermediate steering shaft that eliminates the clunking/ratcheting feeling.
The main Ignition wire from the switch is dark blue, look under your steering column, and there are screws to separate a piece of plastic, directly behind your steering wheel, and you will see the dark blue wire coming from the switch
I don't have the answer,,,my Stratus 2001 just started doing the same thing, only it's more like a popping/cracking sound when steering wheel turned to the far right or left. Took it to repair shop after work today; mechanic drove it and reported that it sounds to him like a spring or bolt is either coming loose inside the column or already has. I have an appt to bring it in to disassemble the steering column this weekend to find the solution to the problem.