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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tntacoma, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    tntacoma

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    Just in the last couple of days, I noticed when I am turning my steering wheel I hear a winding spring kinda noise. That is the only way I know how to describe it. Anyone have any suggestions to what this may be?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    Could you describe the noise? :spy:

    but seriously, what noise does a spring make?
     
  3. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:17 AM
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    Ha, I understand that was a bad description, but I am not sure how else to describe it. if you compress a spring in a flashlight or other device it makes a sound. almost like your winding something up? I don't know.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:23 AM
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    Do you mean like an old screen door spring when it streches out kind of noise?
     
  5. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:28 AM
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    I know exactly what noise your talking about. My truck doesn't make it, but my Dad's F150 does. I'm not really sure what causes it. I figure it's the two plastic components on the back of the wheel assembly that rotate on each other.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:47 AM
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    My old car did that when it was cold when starting up sometimes. I think it was plastic between the steering when turning.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:02 AM
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    <<<<< Nailed it, I knew someone would know what I was talking about.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    LOL, I nailed the sound, but I have no idea what it is. Hope that helps people figure it out of you though!
     
  9. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    Does it sound like the winding sound when you crank a flashlight?
     
  10. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    does it do it on a full turn or half turn?

    checked your fluid lately?
     
  11. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    Normal, some type of actuator device.
     
  12. Dec 15, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    This sound is actually coming form the steering wheel itself not the front end. An earlier reply nailed it as far as sound. It sounds like a spring on a screen door when you open it. I turn the wheel all the way left or right and I get the sound. Like it is coming from the space in between the steering wheel and the housing around the steering column.
     
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