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Steering squeaking at low speeds

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by gurtburns, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. gurtburns

    gurtburns Member

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    Hey TMC.

    I’ve had my model 3 for a week now and it’s beven great! Now that I’m not taking advantage of the awesome acceleration at every oppurtunity, I’ve noticed a squeak in the steering. It happens at low speeds 1-5mph and only when the steering wheel crosses the center point(where the wheels are straight. I got a video of it. Any thoughts?

    I’m planning on calling the SC later but while I wait I’d see if anyone else has noticed this or knows what’s causing it.

    Video Here
    MSM P3D+
     
  2. gurtburns

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    Got a SC appointment scheduled for Friday. Hoping its nothing major :)
     
  3. wbhokie

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    The car is confused. It only expects to go fast and turn left (AKA TRACK MODE)

    Otherwise, no idea, sorry.
     
  4. gurtburns

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    And go fast it does! My solution so far has just been to go fast enough that it doesn't squeak. :D
     
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  5. gurtburns

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    As a note the squeaking did start to happen at faster speeds up to 20mph over the weekend.

    Its at the SC right now, dropped it off this morning. They had a P100D waiting for me :D:D. I have a little bit of speed envy but I do miss the shorter wheel base and the handling of my 3.
     
  6. gurtburns

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    Got my 3 back last night! The re installed the steering column and the squeak went away. I really do appreciate the size and weight of the p3d vs the p100d.
     
  7. CoolSilver

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    Mine is a week old too and I got 1000 miles on it. Just noticed this same squeak. Only to left so far. XD
     

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