Community Member Credit: Trini Boom
As some of you may know, when you go over bumps or rough road surfaces, you hear a clunking noise that sounds like metal to metal contact in your steering wheel. This thread will show you how to fix the problem.
- Ratchet with 10mm and Deep 19mm (6-Point)
- Phillip screwdriver
- T50 Torx bit with ratchet adapter
- Rubber Squeegee from Body Shop
- Yellow adhesive glue
- Tissue with rubbing alcohol
Step 1: Disconnect both positive and negative from battery 10mm (I take no chances with airbags)
Step 2: Remove the left side cover
Step 3: Remove right side cruise control cover
Step 4: Remove both airbag screws with a T50 Torx bit.
Step 5: Slide the airbag forward and disconnect the airbag harness.
Step 6: Remove both Philip screws shown along with steering wheel nut 19mm. Lift the piece out.
Step 7: Pre-fit rubber squeegee and mark where to cut as I have done with the red lines.
Step 8: Cut the piece off on a flat surface. Clean metal surface and rubber with tissue with rubbing alcohol.
Step 9: Apply adhesive to the metal surface and allow a few minutes to dry some but not completely.
Step 10: Place rubber on the surface and hold for a few minutes for it to dry and stay in place.
Step 11: Reinstall the piece and this should be your finished product.
Reinstall air bad and covers and take for a test drive. Should not hear anything from the steering wheel again.