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Old 02-13-2020, 12:05 AM   #1
mannycheckers
 
Drives: 2009 Yaris 2dr Liftback
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Steering Squeeking

Greetings,

I have a 2009 Yaris Liftback (42,000 miles) that has a strange squeal/squeek when turning the steering wheel left. The issue occurs when the vehicle is stationary and turning at low speeds. The issue does not occur when turning right.

I have recently installed TRD springs/shocks, new wheels, tires, and got an alignment. The problem may have been present before these changes were made, but I am not sure. The noise started out really faint and is progressively getting louder.

Here is a link to the symptom:
https://imgur.com/a/LUatpAE

I am unsure of the cause. According to the 2007 service manual, the problem may be the electronic power steering motor, but I hope not.

Does anyone have any ideas of the cause?

Thanks.
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Old 02-13-2020, 03:07 PM   #2
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Drives: 2007 Toyota Yaris 3 door
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Take a bottle of silicone spray, start spraying all the suspension components and see if that helps, like the control arm bushing, shock mounts, boots, steering knuckle and all of it
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