Originally Posted by Moemar
My mother owns a 2001 SSEi, and it makes a strange and irritating clicking noise when you turn the wheel. Does anyone who owns a 2000 + experience the same problem? She brought it to a mechanic and I forgot what he said it was but it would cost like $2k to fix. What the hell is it
$2K.....I bet it can be fixed for much less than that. Had the same problem on my 2000 ssei. Progressivly got worse, until I couldn't stand it. Felt as though something was grabbing in the steering column about every 10 degrees of turning. Ended up being the U-joint in the steering shaft, that is connected to the steering box. Dealer found the Tech note, used the recommended lube kit, and it was all better. Net cost....$0.
Start there, see if that fixes it. If it does, find a new mechanic.