Fastest fix ever: Removing the steering wheel squeak on my Montero

A vehicle can develop a noise that is tiny in terms of decibel output. However, that noise can be huge in terms of annoyance delivered. I have a noise like this on my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero. Well, had a noise like this. The steering wheel would squeak as it turned past a point on the column.

I assumed the fix for this involves removing the wheel, getting new hardware to hold it to the column, and going over everything with lubricant or graphite. All I had to do was apply some petroleum jelly to a q-tip and swab it behind the steering wheel.

Problem solved, and somehow I didn’t break anything… that I’m yet aware of.

One Comment

  1. Q tips belong in every tool chest, as well as those orange plastic things you can open clips and electrical connectors with, without breaking anything. That’s the soft end of mechanical fixes, the end that is within my safe space…

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