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Random new noise in steering column

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by Mereanarchy, June 24, 2019.

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  1. Mereanarchy

    Mereanarchy New Member

    September 5, 2015
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    So my 2015 explorer has a new click, sounds like an electronic type click, coming from under/inside the steering column. Happens only when I turn left, only when driving, and only after I turn right.

    For example if I turn the wheel to the left, it will "chirp", then turn the wheel straight, then turn the wheel left again it won't chirp again.
    If I turn the wheel to the left (chirp), drive, turn the wheel to the right, turn the wheel to the left (chirp).
    If sitting still in a parking lot, it won't do it.

    Explorer had its power steering go out about 20k miles ago, and they replaced the rack. Wondering if it has anything to do with that?

    Searching for "click" is bringing up other noises that isn't this one.

    I took a video, see below. Noise is at 12 seconds and 31 seconds.

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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  4. PlatinumOwner

    PlatinumOwner Active Member

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    peterk9 is correct, the clock spring in the steering wheel needs to be replaced. I had the same issue after an Electronic Assist Power Steering (EPAS) replacement.

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