Steering stops

Steering stops – A small piece of rubber or plastic is mounted to the lower control arm or on the steering knuckle that acts as a door stop for the wheel radius.  The steering stop will not allow the wheel to turn beyond the recommended turning radius.  I included this picture because I receive a few emails each month with complaints of a loud creaking noise when the steering wheel is turned all the way in one direction.  The metal steering stops can become rusty and make a creak noise when the opposing stop makes contact.  The solution to the noise is to apply a thin layer of grease on the stops.

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