When steering hard, sounds like the steering is creaking

moldyshrimp Nov 30, 2017

  1. moldyshrimp

    moldyshrimp Test Drive

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    When i try and crank my steering wheel as far as it goes, it sounds as a creaking noise is coming from something, anyone have any clue? its a 2003 Nissan Xterra S/C
     
  2. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    How are your fluid levels? Any loose components? Anything bent?
     
  3. Bushnut

    Bushnut Test Drive

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    I've got a similar creek. though mine happens whenever I turn a few degrees left or right of center. then it stops. I think I've traced it to a lower ball joint on the passenger side. the rubber boot is cracked. I sprayed it full of Lithium grease and it went away. next step replacing the ball joint. I'd check the control arm bushings as well as they flex a little as the wheels turn left or right.
     
  4. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    At max limit the steering box whines. That's par for the course on all power steering systems.
     

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