I have a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Steering Column Noise that I just bought with 48k miles on it. Since I bought it it's been making a clicking scraping noise in the steering column just behind the steering wheel.
It only does this when the wheel is moved side to side or over rough pavement such as cobble stone. It even does it with the truck stopped and the engine off.
Today I decided to take a look so I removed the shrouds and moved the wheel side to side to replicate the noise. I felt the clockspring assembly just behind the wheel, the multifunction switch and also the intermediate shaft as I moved the wheel. The only part I could "feel" the noise thru was the multifunction switch. No other part would even slightly move or have any vibration felt thru it when doing this.
Video of Noise
So now I am planning on replacing the multifunction switch but first I have 2 questions. 1, is there anything below the switch that can be making the noise and not be felt on the shaft? 2, Is it possible to remove the switch without removing the wheel and clockspring?
I searched but did not find anything definitive on this.