Many Hyundai and Kia vehicle owners are noticing a clicking noise when turning their steering wheel. This could be caused by the deterioration of this small flexible coupler located in the steering column.
The good news is you don’t need to have the entire steering column or intermediate shaft replaced as most people think. This tiny, $2.00 flexible coupler and two hours of labor could be the answer to your problem.
Deteriorated flexible coupler located in steering column
If left unrepaired, you might need to replace the entire steering column. This could make the cost of the repair up to five times the cost of replacing the coupler. Worse yet, leaving it unrepaired may cause the steering wheel to malfunction while driving.