Creak coming from steering wheel column when I turn the wheel

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER LHS
  • 138,000 MILES
I have a creaking sound that I hear at low speeds from the steering column. When I turn the steering wheel It sounds like it is coming from just behind the firewall. I have shot some lubricant into this boot at the firewall and it quiets the noise for a period of time but it returns. Do you have an idea of what needs to be replaced to fix this noise. Or should I ignore it as a nuisance? Chrysler LHS 1999
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 AT 6:06 PM

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Tiny
JOE F
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What boot are you spraying into?
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 AT 6:23 PM
Tiny
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There is a rubber boot at the base of the steering column where it enters the firewall from the passenger compartment.
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 AT 6:28 PM
Tiny
JOE F
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Check to see if it is a universal type joint. You may be able to get rid of the noise with grease.
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 AT 6:33 PM
Tiny
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I greased the U-joint and it is a bit quieter, but still there. Does this need to be replaced? Or is it a nuisance noise? Not sure how expensive it would be to fix.
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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 AT 6:39 PM
Tiny
JOE F
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Based on your description, it sounds like nothing but a nuisance noise. To replace it would be around 200.00. It will be labor intense.
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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 AT 6:49 PM
Tiny
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. Which is why I do not want to attempt this repair on my own. Thanks.
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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 AT 6:52 PM

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