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Squeeking in the dash/steering column

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MilpitasK5, Dec 22, 2002.

  1. MilpitasK5

    MilpitasK5 1/2 ton status

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    There's a squeeking noise coming from my steering column or under the dash (not sure which). It sounds like it's moving with the wheels /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif.
    If I go faster it squeeks more and if I stop the truck, the noise stops too. I've never heard it before. Anyone know what that could be?

    It's an 86 K5 with a 350 and 10bolts. When I rolled down the window to see if it was outside, it wasn't. Oh yeah, tilt steering column too.

    It seems kinda weird to me. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. nevercomplete

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    sounds like your speedometer cable. mine did the same thing,they get dry and you have to oil them. i did that and the noise completely stopped. hope this helps.
     
  3. MilpitasK5

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    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif That makes sense. A few months ago, I found my speedo cable exposed b/c it sat on my exhaust pipe. I haven't gotten around to taping it up.
    Where should I oil it from?
    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. nevercomplete

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    youll have to take off the gauge cluster and disconnect the speedometer cable and oil it from there.
     
  5. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> If your exhaust burned through the casing you might as well replace the cable now, because it won't last long that way... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif</font color>
     
  6. MilpitasK5

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    I guess you're right. Sounds like a fun one to do! /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
    Thanks nevercomplete! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    no problem, good luck
     
  8. blazerman78

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    Did you check to see if there are any mice or other small woodland creatures in there? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif Yeah, I think you should check the speedometer cable, and maybe your power steering or alternator belts and/or bearings (not likely) if you really cant find anything else wrong.
     

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