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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2001, 11:59 AM
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Buzz in steering wheel

When I turn the wheel left or right, I have a buzzing noise as I do it. (buzz is changes pitch depending on how fast I turn the wheel)
The vibs (buzz) seems near the steering wheel and not at the gearbox. Anyone know what's going on?

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Re: Buzz in steering wheel

Does it sound like an electric buzzz or like a vibration buzz? There is a buzzer in my '86 zook that comes on wiehn the ignition is first turned on..

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Re: Buzz in steering wheel

a mechnical vibration buzz. Seems a bit harder to turn steering wheel than I would expect.

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Re: Buzz in steering wheel

I have heard that the u-joint at the end of the shaft will make this noise/feel when it gets "dirty" - try spraying it with a WD-40 type substance and/or a lubricant.

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Re: Buzz in steering wheel

Right above the u-joint on the steering shaft,(Inside the engine bay) is a plastic bushing. You can see where the steering shaft goes into it. apply lubricant of choice there. Just had to do this to one of my trucks last night.
makes it steer easier too!

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Re: Buzz in steering wheel

I had the same problem it's the plastic bushing, spray some oil. wd-40 or areo kroal, its just dried up, good luck

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Re: Buzz in steering wheel

Bingo! You are correct, it fixed it. I would have never suspected it could cause that kind of vibration. Its the connection right before the shaft goes thru the firewall on the engine side. Thanks a lot! Great board!

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Re: Buzz in steering wheel

Glad to help.

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