This is a brief instructable on how to fix a Toyota Camry suffering from a squeaking steering wheel.
Background: My fiancee drives a 2002 Toyota Camry and the steering wheel squeaks or squawks kinda like a cat every time she turns the wheel more than 120-150 degrees. I finally got fed up with it, read a little on the Interwebs, dissassembled the steering column, realized the sound wasn't coming from behind the steering column, reassembled the steering column, located the origin of the sound, attacked it viciously with WD-40 and smiled after achieving success.
I know this is a pretty straightforward instructable but I know it will help someone, so here it is :-)
Step 1: Parts
Here is what you need:
1 Toyota Camry (or other car with squeaking steering wheel)
1 Can of WD-40
Step 2: Spray WD-40 Here
- Spray WD-40 on the indicated area
- Twist wheel as far to the left as possible then as far to the right as possible, the squeaking (squawking?) wheel should get better after a few turns of the wheel.
- If it doesn't get better after several revolutions verify that the squeaking is coming from around where you just sprayed, then repeat #1 and #2...