Squealing isn't normal. The "normal" issue with the steering shaft is a
clunking/popping noise. Lots of videos and write ups online about how to
fix it. Takes a 15mm wrench and some grease.
Squealing sounds more like steering pump or box or another engine
accessory. Easy way to figure out if it's that is to release the tension
on the belt so that none of the driven items move. If the noise goes
away grab a automotive stethoscope and start listening to the individual
I have a 2003 Suburban. When the steering shaft needs lube it sounds like
is serious looseness in the front end. Replacement or lubing of the steering
coupling fixes it. I have had to do this once in 70k miles on my sub.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.