2000 L series, strange noise in dash when turning wheel

Discussion in 'Saturn L-series' started by JR, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. JR

    JR Guest

    Hello All,

    My wife has a 2000 L series with 41,500 miles.
    At low speeds you can hear a faint rubbing noise when the steering
    wheel is turned in either direction.

    Is there a worn rubber mount? or a maybe a dry plastic socket?
    Please tell me I can hit it with a hammer and fix it.
    I don't want to have the entire steering column and dash dismanteled
    to fix this.

    Thanks in advance,
    JR
     
    JR, Apr 8, 2004
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  2. Check the shroud surrounding the column where it is closest to the wheel. If
    that isn't loose or rubbing, get out the wallet.

    Dana
     
    Dana Rohleder, Apr 9, 2004
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  3. My '01 SL has had a similar noise since day one. I just figured it was
    normal and no big deal.

    Rick
     
    dorkus.erectus, Apr 10, 2004
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  4. JR

    Chris Seal Guest

    My 2003 ION3 has a similar problem.

    When the sterrig wheel is rotated I hear a noise that sounds like a shaft
    rotating inside a dry rubber bushing. Quite loudly. The car is in for a
    whole bunch of in-warranty issues on Tuesday.

    Chris
     
    Chris Seal, Apr 11, 2004
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