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Sep 17, 2023, 1:41 PM

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2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring

It looks like I'm going to be taking apart my worm shaft (the shaft that transfers rotation from the eps motor to the column) because of what I'm relatively certain is a bad bearing and there's a good chance I'll need to replace the grease that's there.

In Hyundai TSBs for newer models, they show a picture of 'kluebersynth le 44-31' grease. I googled it, I can't buy this grease. And, although the dealer might have something, I'm looking for an alternative that can ship faster- and, hopefully be less costly.

On the product page it says:

Kl├╝bersynth LE 44-31 shows particularly low friction coefficients at high percentages of sliding friction for steel/plastic combinations. Tests were conducted with all combinations of known grease components with the aim of determining the one with the lowest friction coefficient, which is now available as Kl├╝bersynth LE 44-31.

So, it's a steel shaft against a plastic gear. Because of the plastic, I'm assuming petroleum based isn't a good idea.

Any recommendations on what I might use?

Note: my hyundai is from 2010. No warranty, no recall. Newer models have either a shaft or a bearing kit that includes the grease. No kit for me.

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Sep 17, 2023, 2:23 PM

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Please stop creating new questions for the same problem.


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