So the noise happens when turning the steering wheel to the left slow or fast. The noise is almost non existant when the truck is cold but as it gets hot the noise starts and gets louder as the truck gets hotter.
I packed the boot that goes through the firewall with heavy all purpose grease. I also disconnected the boot and let it spin with the shaft at one point, noise was still there.
I did remove the trim panels, it still did it. I also did trun the steering wheel with the shaft out, no noise. I only did one turn in each direction with the shaft out to avoid damaging the clock spring.
I tired turning the wheel with the front end jacked up with the truck running and without the truck running to try and isolate the power steering system, but the noise would not present at all with the tires off the ground.
I can feel it at the firewall boot, but moving the boot does not chnage it at all.
I can feel it very faintly at the nose of the poser steering gear.
I can feel it in the steering wheel itself pretty good.
I think it's somewhere between the firewall and the steering wheel, but I'm pretty sure that its not the clock spring because I held a greased q-tip against it earlier and it did nit change the noise at all. Also it only happens going left.
How do I access and lube the bottom bearing or does it have to be replaced?
Will the clock spring only make noise in one direction?
Loading woth the rope did not change the noise. How do I replace the clock spring?
One last question and I'll leave you alone :)
Is there some way I can rig and shut up the clock spring? I am selling the truck.