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Old June 21st, 2011, 12:21 AM
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Steering wheel rub

The back of my steering wheel seems to be rubbing on the plastic housing for the steering column. The noise it makes when I turn the wheel is almost as annoying as my window rattle. I pulled the steering column housing off to look for the culprit, but had no success. Any suggestions? Do I need to loosen the wheel?
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Old June 21st, 2011, 12:43 AM
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Time to sell the truck. Every time I solve one rattle two new ones come up.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 01:05 AM
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Try to loosen the screws on the plastic housing and see if the wheel rub stops. It could be that the screws are a little too tight, and it causes the housing to flex or bulge.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 05:19 AM
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Just grind down the plastic rib where the two pieces come together a mm or two. I had a momo hub adapter I bought from UK that rubbed and that was my final solution.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 08:37 AM
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Just grind down the plastic rib where the two pieces come together a mm or two. I had a momo hub adapter I bought from UK that rubbed and that was my final solution.
This worked for me too. I just took a file to the housing where it was rubbing on my moto lita adaptor
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Old June 21st, 2011, 09:12 AM
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I just tightened it up then removed the wheel and filed down the face of the plastic housing with a rasp. Worked great! Mine was so bad it would catch on the plastic and almost pull it off
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Old June 29th, 2011, 03:23 AM
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Filed down the face of the plastic behind the wheel and the noise is almost completely gone. I need to find the time to take a little more off. Thanks for the advice, everyone.
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