I have two GM cars, 1999 Pontiac GrandAm (100,000mi) and a 2002 Sunfire
The GrandAm steering column started making the noise about 10,000mi ago.
The Sunfire started making the identical noise last week. There is no
binding in either steering column.
The noise is barely audible above the road noise when driving and occurs
when moving or stopped and even if the engine is off. It occurs as the
steering wheel is being turned and sounds similar to the "whirring"
sound made by the seat belt retractor as to seat belt is pulled when
putting it on.
Anyone have a similar problem? What is the cause and how is it fixed?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.