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How to Replace a Steering Damper
Steering dampers, also known as steering stabilizers or spirit dampers, prevent movement from traveling to the steering wheel.
How to Replace Your Car's Drag Link
Drag links are an important part of your cars steering and suspension systems. Common signs of failure include loose steering and uneven tire wear.
How to Check a Front End Assembly
If you have worn out components on your front end assembly, it can cause a number of issues with your car. Depending on the vehicle, your front end...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Steering Stabilizer Stop
Common signs include the vehicle shaking when driving, steering feeling loose, and choppy steering while driving.
How Long Do Trailing Arm Bushings Last?
The trailing arm bushings join the axle and pivot point on the body of the vehicle. They are part of a trailing arm suspension in your vehicle. The front trailing arm...
How Long Do Wheel Bearings Last?
Most people take for granted all of the systems that have to work together in order for their car to run. Making a car mobile is a lot harder than most people...
How Long Does a Wheel Hub Assembly Last?
The wheels that are on a vehicle are vital in its overall level of functionality. There are a variety of things that help to make this part of a car run,...
How to Unlock a Steering Wheel
When your steering wheel locks it is usually at the worst time. The good news is that it is an easy fix. The steering wheel locks for many...
What Does the Steering Lock Warning Light Mean?
The steering lock indicator light means your steering wheel is locked and can not be moved, usually until the vehicle's keys are present.
How Does Car Steering Work?
A steering wheel is linked to the front wheels of a vehicle, and varies according to the type of steering the car has.
What to Do if Your Car Fishtails
Fishtailing is a type of skidding, usually caused by over-steering in icy weather. Careful adjustment to driving should be taken to stay safe.
How to Replace a Steering Rack Bushing
You'll know when steering rack bushings are faulty when steering feels loose or bumpy, or if you hear a noise like something is falling off the car.
How to Replace a Steering Gear Adjuster Plug
Maintaining reliable steering is important for every driver. A common sign of a faulty steering gear adjuster plug is a loose steering wheel.
How Bad Driving Prematurely Wears Out Your Car
Bad drivers and bad driving habits can cause strain on car parts, especially the tires, brakes, body, and electrical and steering systems.
How to Replace a Steering Angle Sensor
A steering angle sensor fails if the Traction Control Light illuminates, the steering wheel feels loose, or the vehicle drives differently.
How to Lube Your Car's Steering and Suspension Parts
Your steering and suspension components are important for a stable car. By lubricating your tire rod ends and ball joints you will have a smooth ride.
How to Replace a Flex Coupling Steering Damper
A flex coupling steering dampener helps suppress steering vibrations. Signs of failure include excessive vibration and play in the steering wheel.
How to Diagnose a Shaking Steering Wheel
An issue with your car's suspension or drive system will cause a shaking steering wheel. A tire and wheel out of balance can cause a vibration.
How to Replace a Car's Steering Rack Gearbox
The steering gearbox transmits the driver's steering wheel inputs to the wheels so that the car turns correctly. If damaged, it should be replaced.

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Im not sure if its the tie rods that are bad or if its the cv axle... it doesnt click or anything
Typically, if you feel "slack" in the steering, the rack and pinion (or other "steering gear") unit is worn but the tie rod ends (inner and/or outer) could be implicated as well. Vibration or shuddering on application of the brakes...
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What causes play in the steering?
There are mechanical components inside the steering system that do tend to wear over time and you may notice a little extra play over a period of time. Usually this feeling comes from worn inner or outer tie rods. The...
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When driving my car straight the steering wheel is still got play in it but what causes this?
Hi there. There are several things that can cause: tie rods, control arm bushings, tire balance, out of round tires, bent wheels, worn axles, failing wheel bearings. However, it seems like this could be a potential tire problem that I...
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Steering feels very loose.
Hi there. When did this condition begin to occur? Are the correct size tire, properly inflated, installed? It sounds like there may be worn bushings that are allowing movement when you attempt to steer the vehicle. These could be control...
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Steering wheel controls problem - 2012 Fiat GP
Hello. If the steering wheel control buttons are not functioning it may be possible that there is an issue with the steering wheel or the associated wiring. If you have already changed the component that controls the functions, and the...
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Steering rack problem 2005 Audi A5
Hi there - yes, the "D" unit is an updated steering rack ("F" updated models are already available, so the updates continue). However, remember that this is electrically power-assisted, and there is a software component to the equation. If you...
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What is causing the steering wheel vibration?
Anytime you have a vibration in the steering or the steering pulls, the first thing I would recommend doing is to check all the tire pressures, then balance and rotate the tires from front to rear and road test it...
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Steering wheel position sensor is bad . Is it safe to use four wheel.drive? 2012 Chevy Silverado
Hi there - yes, your truck is safe to drive. However, the failure of the steering wheel position sensor will eliminate suspension stability control and traction control functions, so be more cautious in slippery conditions. I would recommend replacement of...
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car pulls to right after being hit hard on left tire and slight dent on wheel well.
There was probably at least some damage to your tie rods. These are the connections between the steering rack and the wheel. If one is bent or fatigued, it could even be dangerous to drive the car. There are some...
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Steering wheel has a lot of "play" or movement.
Hi there. The first thing you would need to do is perform a dry park steering test. Have someone get in the car and set the parking brake. Then have them start the engine and turn the steering wheel left...
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Damage after running into a hole.
You have probably damaged a tie rod. The tie rods are the link between the wheels and the steering rack. There is also a possibility that you have damaged a lower control arm or a strut depending on how hard...
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Car turns on and off. The brake and the steering wheel gets harder.
Hello, thanks for writing in. The P0171 is an indication of a lean mixture, which can be caused by an air leak in the intake (as you were advised), a borderline engine temp sensor reporting a warmer engine temperature than...
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New power steering pump and hoses. The fluid is good too but it's hard to turn the steering wheel. What causes it?
Hello, thanks for writing in. Assuming the power steering system has been properly bled, and there is no more air in the system, I suspect the pressure relief valve in the pump itself is stuck, not allowing pressure to "assist"...
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Noise when turning the steering wheel.
Hello. Noises when you turn the wheel can be caused by many things. A few common causes are worn steering or suspension components, or as you stated a problem with the power steering pump or system. The steering and suspension...
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Car is shaking at 60 MPH 60
Control arms and control arm bushings are a very common failure on your car. If there is even a slight imbalance in the tires and wheels, the effect will be greatly amplified by any looseness in the front suspension.The control...
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Loud roaring sound - 2008 Honda Ridgeline
Hi there. In many cases, the loud noise you're hearing upon start-up is related to a loose drive or serpentine belt. The fact you hear this noise when you turn might indicate that the power steering pulley or drive belt...
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My car feels like the tires aren't really gripping the pavement
Hello. You are likely experiencing a suspension failure of some type. The steering and suspension components are very closely related. These will interact and effect each other greatly. Due to your symptoms including excess bounce, you should start by looking...
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What would cause a creak/pop/snap type sound when turning the steering wheel at sharp turns?
Hello Kate. When dealing with power steering concerns always start by simply checking the level of power steering fluid. If it is not burned, low, or a bad color your issue is likely related to the suspension. The steering and...
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How can I get my car to start? - 2007 Nissan Altima
Hello there, many common problems will prevent your 2007 Nissan Altima from starting properly. The steering wheel lock and brake switch are both common failure points but if these did not fix the issue the car will need further diagnosis....
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Hit curb. Control arm bent.
The best thing to do is to have a body shop with a frame straightness check machine to quote the repairs for your vehicle. If you have full coverage on your vehicle insurance then now would be a good time...

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