I have had a squeak when I turn my steering wheel for about 6 months now, and it's driving my insane. The squeak shows up after a day in the rain, and lasts about a week after the last time driving in wet conditions.
I checked all the standard places for a squeak such as the steering stabilizer and trackbar joints by removing them one at a time turning the wheel. Neither of them were the culprit, so I assumed it was my tie-rod. I ordered a new tie rod online and installed it yesterday. To my dismay the squeak is still there.
It's really hard to pinpoint, but it seems to be coming from the passenger wheel area. What other parts involved with steering could be causing the squeak?
I put some poly bushings in my control arms 18months ago, but I don't see how those (which are just supposed to move up and down) could be causing a squeak while steering.
There's no noise when it's dry, but after a day of driving in the rain, or four wheeling in mud/water it tends to squeak for a few days.
This noise is annoying and embarrassing, any help is appreciated!