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Creaking While Steering

Stanislao

New member
Car(s)
Gti 2018
It's the lowering spring slipping from the bearing when turning the steering wheel . And then correcting iself.

 

StealthGTI

Autocross Champion
Location
Newport News, VA
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
Thanks for sharing that video!

It's the lowering spring slipping from the bearing when turning the steering wheel . And then correcting iself.

I've known about the presence of strut mount/bearings (vice just "mounts") for over 20 years, but didn't truly understand what they where doing until I saw this. I appreciate the education.
 

avenali312

Autocross Newbie
Location
Mableton, GA
Car(s)
2015 VW GTI
I'm actually going to be tracking down a creak this weekend when I have some time. Recently had my EMD springs removed and put stock springs back on. Also swapped out the worn out shocks and struts for Koni Special Active. Replaced all TTY bolts, strut bearings, and strut mount. I've developed a creaking at low speeds when turning that sounds like it's only coming from the passenger side. I can hear it really well while driving, but when I got out of the car and had my wife turn the wheel, it's barely audible from outside. I ordered a can of the WD-40 Specialist Silicone spray and plan on just hitting whatever I can reach: LCA bushings, sway bar bushings, and strut bearings. Hopefully it's one of those things haha.
 

avenali312

Autocross Newbie
Location
Mableton, GA
Car(s)
2015 VW GTI
See my post above. This actually helped quite a bit in my case, but I still have something there. Is it pretty much impossible to access the strut mount and bearing with everything installed? thought about spraying those down as well.
 

bobloblawGTI

Drag Racing Champion
Location
DC
Car(s)
'19 SE 6MT
Finally had the clockspring replaced; it has definitely improved the situation, though there are still some creaks here and there. It's good enough for now that I'm mostly fine with it.
 
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