My wife's '04 Tribute LX V6 with 61,000 miles on ithas developed this very minor and intermittent squeak coming directly from the steering wheel itself, where it meets the column. It only happens when you are turning the steering wheel while driving at lower speeds. It's kind of a whirring squeaking sound, and while not loud at all, ispretty annoying when it does happen. And again, it's not the PS pump as it's on the interior of the car......where the wheel itself meets the column/shaft area.
I tell her just to turn up the radio and don't worry about it, but she doesn't like that answer. [8D]
Any suggestions on how to fix? Can I just spray some WD-40 down in the crack to see if that gets rid of it?
I'm pretty handy with cars and fixing things myself, so if I can fix it myself I'd love to know how. The Tribute is out of its warranty period now.
TIA for the help.