Steering Wheel Creak

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TrevorH83
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Steering Wheel Creak

Post by TrevorH83 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:51 pm

Hello,

I just wondered if anyone can help me?

I have got a 2017/2018 XE R-SPORT 20t and it has just developed a noise on full steering lock, left side is worse than right side. Noise appears to be coming from the steering column from what I can tell.

Does anyone know if this an issue or common fault?

Regards

Trevor
MY18 R-Sport 20t, Caesium Blue, Panoramic Roof, Black/Oyster 2 Tone Leather Interior, Meridian 825W System, Tinted Glass, 19” Style 1015 Wheels, Aluminium Sports Pedals.

MeowMix
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Re: Steering Wheel Creak

Post by MeowMix » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:01 pm

I have a similar issue with my 2017 180D. I can hear it at the outer steering column - it sounds as though it's coming from trim pieces on the column ever so slightly rubbing. Haven't had an in-depth look as of yet, however.
2017 XE Premium 180D (hard to find in the US!) - Italian Racing Red - Cold Climate Pack, 18" Arm Wheels, 380W Meridian, extras 8-)
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TrevorH83
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Re: Steering Wheel Creak

Post by TrevorH83 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:23 am

So I have had jaguar assist out, must say very impressed with the service, the guy was with me 20 minutes after I called and was very knowledgable.

He had a good look at it for about an hour and thinks that it could be an issue with the lower steering column bearing. He took all the trim covers off etc and lubricated the joints he could get too but no joy on fixing and advised to get booked in the work shop to get looked at. He said it’s definitely not the trims or plastics.

Any one else had anything similar?
MY18 R-Sport 20t, Caesium Blue, Panoramic Roof, Black/Oyster 2 Tone Leather Interior, Meridian 825W System, Tinted Glass, 19” Style 1015 Wheels, Aluminium Sports Pedals.

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Fighterpilot
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Re: Steering Wheel Creak

Post by Fighterpilot » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:55 am

This is mostly caused by the NVH foam in the top steering cowl contacting the clock spring. It was cured by removing 20mm of the foam to stop it catching see SSM72341 and SSM72933
R Sport 180D 2015

Jeff123
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Re: Steering Wheel Creak

Post by Jeff123 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:43 pm

I had a similar issue, a slight creaking when turning let at glow speed. The car was only 6 months old and the changed a bearing at the bottom of the steering column FOC.
XE R-Dynamic 180d Eiger Grey MY20

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