Steering wheel noise

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Steering wheel noise

Postby Williaml » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:37 pm

2014 G7GTI 95 000km MP expired

I'm noticing a sound only when turning the steering wheel to the right. It's not loud- in fact, I only notice/remember about it when I'm driving with the radio/music off. It's also not there all the time. It sounds like it's coming from inside the car, rather than outside, eg. suspension.
Any ideas?

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Re: Steering wheel noise

Postby NHB_R » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:05 am

Right upper shock mount is probably shot

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Re: Steering wheel noise

Postby smitbrandon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:47 am

Check your cv joints? Is it a cracking sound or a thumping sound?

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Re: Steering wheel noise

Postby VAG Fan » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:39 am

Seeing that the OP specifically mentions inside the car, rather than outside, e.g. suspension:

On two of my cars I've had noise from the slip rings at the back of the steering wheel that transmit power to the horn. (Not sure whether new models still have such slip rings.) This happened when the rings were dirty or dry, or when the contact brushes were not correctly placed. The noise was anything from a soft grind to a squeak. Also it was often temperature dependent.
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Re: Steering wheel noise

Postby Williaml » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:46 pm

VAG Fan wrote:Seeing that the OP specifically mentions inside the car, rather than outside, e.g. suspension:

On two of my cars I've had noise from the slip rings at the back of the steering wheel that transmit power to the horn. (Not sure whether new models still have such slip rings.) This happened when the rings were dirty or dry, or when the contact brushes were not correctly placed. The noise was anything from a soft grind to a squeak. Also it was often temperature dependent.


Thanks VAG Fan
Ja, sounds like it's coming from inside the car, from the steering wheel area.

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