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I have an 03 sequoia that has a very subtle pop in the

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I have an 03 sequoia that has a very subtle pop in the steering wheel when turning at low speeds. its not a grind but more of a tiny click I can feel and barely hear. It feels like something loose in the steering wheel itself, but I'm not sure.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. There is a movable part wight under the steering wheel, at the end of the steering column. This is the spiral cable, or 'clockspring'. This is a ribbon cable that winds/unwinds (like a spring) as the steering wheel is turned. This cable connects the steering column wire harness to the controls on the steering wheeel, the air bag and the horn. As they age, they tens to become a bit more noisy. The other thing that could cause a pop noise is the connection between the steering column and the steering gear in the engine compartment. If this unit is rusted, it will not flex properly, and will emit an audible noise. This you can spray with WD40; the joint is right at the eend of the steering column shaft. The other unit cannot be disassembled; it is replace only.

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