I had posted an earlier thread about a scraping noise in my steering column when turning the wheel lock-to-lock. Today, I noticed that when I would hear the scraping, the selector lever would move slightly. Hello! I pulled the shrouds off the column and by working the steering wheel around I find that something on the steering shaft itself is apparently rubbing on the collar on which the shift lever is mounted.
I sprayed white grease all in there everywhere I could get it, and it did seem to help some. But with the knowledge of exactly where the noise is originating, does anyone have any ideas about what may be rubbing?
I found out that the scraping noise is coming from under the collar that the gearshift lever mounts to. The steering shaft, or some part of it, is scraping against the inside of the collar.
I got hold of a Dodge mechanic online and discussed it, and he said that short of replacing the column, nothing really could be done about it. But he also said that it doesn't indicate any kind of incipient failure, that it would just be annoying.
To save $2K for having a new column put in, I'll deal with being annoyed!
Well, annoying as it may be, so long as it's not causing any other problems, that's good! At least you found what's causing yours. Guess I'm stuck being annoyed, too, lol!
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