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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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I was told my steering angle sensor has a short in it. When ever I first start driving it will randomly lose power to the gas pedal.
Hi there. Use a diagnostic tool and check the data from the steering angle sensor. See if the steering angle changes and the wheel velocity is displayed when the steering wheel is moved. If no change, then the steering angle...
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Do universal steering rack boots work
If you have broken steering rack and pinion side boots and cannot find replacements then aftermarket universal boots can be tried. This would be better than no boots at all. They are generic and there is a possibility they may...
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Im having issues with my 2003 hyundai sonata when I am on the freeway it sways to the right and left and kinda has a loose feeling
The first thing you want to do is check the tire pressure. A tire that is low by just a few PSI can cause the car to feel unstable. I've frequently had problems with new tires that leak because of...
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How do you replace steering angle sensor on a 2013 Fiat 500e?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Often the Steering Angle Sensor can be re-calibrated when it has lost connection. A manufacture qualified technician can perform this programming for you, unless you have access to a quality OBD-II scan tool. If...
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Car steering wheel seems to being pulled to the right when I turn left and car shakes a lot while driving over 60 mph
Normally on the Hondas, the front end components start wearing out as the car approaches 200 thousand miles. You could have one or more worn control arm bushings, ball joints, or tie rod ends. Your hard braking episode may have...
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Steering wheel groans/sputters on turns
Hello, thank you for writing in. The previous tech who examined the vehicle may be correct, but it is impossible to verify that without the vehicle in front of us. The steering column can cause these symptoms, but so can...
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Hello, I have a 96 Chevy Tahoe 4wd and I have a lot of play in my steering wheel. What does that mean?
When you have a lot of play in the steering then you should have the entire steering system checked for loose or worn steering tie rod ends.
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I have clicking in my steering column and it was hard to turn.
The ESP light could be coming on for the motor that helps the steering on the steering column shaft. The clicking noise that you are hearing could be the clock spring going bad in your steering column. The springs are...
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Power steering is very hard at low speeds and in reverse.
Sounds like the power steering pump valve is failing or the pump veins are worn and causing aeration of the power steering fluid making the system not function at low engine speeds. Try putting the transmission in low and turning...
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Clunk, Clank, and Throttle.
Check the suspension and steering around the driver side and see if there is anything that could be loose. Look for any bolts or bushings that may be loose or broken. For the engine revving up on the freeway merging,...
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Steering wheel won't lock. Yellow steering lock warning on dash. Only comes on when removing fob.
Hi there. The issue seems to be the shifter interlock solenoid may be malfunctioning causing the steering wheel lock to not release or not engage. I suggest having the computer scanned for any codes that would be stored or pending...
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My Toyota corolla 2009 model (1.8 GLI, Mileage 94000 Km ) is very good but since last 2 year on its Mileage 70,000Km, its steering
The issue with your vehicle is either the tires are low on air pressure and need filled up or the Electronic Power Control Motor has stopped working and is no longer allowing the vehicle to have a power steering. If...
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I hear a creaking/squeak kinda noise when turning my steering wheel
Hello, thank you for the video. If the noise occurs when the vehicle is sitting still like the video shows, then you are less worried about any suspension components, and you want to focus in on the tie rods, ball...
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Why oil is running from my b 14 steering rack booth rubber 1999 Nissan Sentra
Hi there - your fluid leak from the steering rack area could be caused by either a leaking high pressure power steering hose, or leaking seals in the steering rack itself. I recommend a fluid leak inspection performed by a...
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Will low differential fluid in my buick rainier cause jerking when turning vehicle?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The rear differential will make the vehicle skip or turn roughly when backing up or in a forward gear. It will feel as if the 4 wheel drive is active, and cause issues with...
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Sway bar link noise. Should I be able to hand move the sway bar link?
The sway bar drop down link should be tight against the steering knuckle and the sway bar. If the sway bar link can be moved around then the plastic bushings in the joints are broken and the sway bar drop...
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Steering is very loose and clunks when applying brakes 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche
Hi there - this problem could be caused by worn u-joints in the steering column shaft to the steering rack, worn bushing in the steering rack, or loose inner tie rod ends (inside the boots on the steering rack). Worn...
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Sudden play & random tugging in steering wheel. Hear clicking from steering wheel & front left tire both while driving straight.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Checking the brakes was a great place to start. At this point the first thing we need to find out is if symptoms happen always, or only when driving over bumpy roads. If you...
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Every time I start my car the first time I turn my wheel I hear a pop then no problem no more sound and steering seems to work fine.
Sounds like your have bad strut mounts and a broken spring with the spring popping in and out and then getting reset as the spring pops into place. Check the front springs and see if they are cracked or damaged....
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My 2003 Honda Civic motor car, when I put it reverse and turn the steering all the way to the right or to the left the steering bounces.
Hi there. Check the rubber bushings on the rack and pinion system. The bolts are either loose or the bushing are broken causing the rack to move back and forth when turning as your wheels are on pavement. To check...

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