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post #5 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2014, 08:50 AM
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Re: 2008 Outlook, steer column

I also have the "zipper type" sound. Does anyone know if the "dry seal" can be accessed and lubricated?
Tim C.
Originally Posted by ls973800

multiple steering issues on traverse, acadia, & enclave models. the "zipper type" noise heard when turning the steering wheel (sometimes quite faint, some are louder, seems to get worse as vehicle is driven longer) is caused by a dry seal at the steering gear input shaft. this is merely an annoyance and presents no safety issue or operational malfunctions. owners of most vehicles that are out of warranty do not repair this.

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