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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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My steering wheel jerks to the left.
You probably damaged a lower control arm. They aren't very strong and a slide into a curb is all it takes to bend one. There are a number of other components, like tie rods that can be damaged in that...
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Leaking Steering Fluid
If the rack is leaking, it has to either be rebuilt or a properly re-manufactured rack from a name brand vendor has to be installed. In either case, the rack will have to be removed from the vehicle. In case...
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Hearng a clunking noise when I turn the steering wheel either when I turn tight slowly (ie into a bay) or stationary. Peugeot 306
Hello - from your description of symptoms, I believe you have worn steering or suspension links in your front suspension. The need to "correct" when turning indicates that something in the steering components is shifting, which should only occur with...
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My 2006 C 230 sways left and right at every dip in the road. Do I need new struts?
This may seem obvious, but did you check the tire pressure? Low pressure on even one tire will make the car seem very unstable. That having been said, it's possible that one or more of the suspension links have been...
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I hear a pop sound whenever I turn the wheel
There are several possible causes for a pop noise when turning the wheel. Finding the cause will really depend on what area the pop is coming from. Does it come from the steering column, under the dash, the engine compartment,...
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Power steering line
There are several places where a leak can come from on the power steering. There could be a failed hose, loose fitting, worn seal, or any number of other possible places that fluid can leak from. Cleaning off any leaked...
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I went out last night in my car everything was fine then I pulled up at the shop turned car off wen I got bak in it my steering wa
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why your steering may have gotten hard. If there was low fluid, you have a leak that you will need to locate. When you locate that leak, you will find...
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Had axles and outer tie rods replaced. Now I hear loud creaking sounds coming from front near middle of van 2007 Chrysler Town & Country
Hi there - your symptoms describe possible worn strut bearing plates, or a power steering rack that is worn. Both tend to "creak' a bit more during cold weather. I recommend a " steering & suspension inspection](https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/brakes-steering-and-suspension-inspection) performed by a...
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The steering wheel starts getting hard to turn left or right 2005 Ford Five Hundred
Hi - your symptoms suggest that the power steering assist has become weak. Check the fluid level on the power steering pump reservoir first. If the fluid level is correct, the power steering pump should be checked to see if...
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1999 Toyota corolla steering wheel problem.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to diagnose and repair the spiral cable in the steering column on a 1999 Toyota Corolla.
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what parts r needed to fix front driver wheel placement
When the wheels come into contact with curbs, and the like, while driving, it is quite likely that you have either bent something on the steering or suspension systems, or at the very minimum, knocked the alignment out of specifications....
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When making a turn the wheel has to rotate a full turn to compensate a 90 degree turn.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your vehicle is having issues with the power steering system. The first thing to do is check the level of your power steering fluid. If the level is low, you will need to add...
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The steering wheel is stuck in the locked position.
Hi there. Try turning the steering wheel left and right and turning the ignition key to the 'ON' position. With a good tug, the ignition should turn and the steering wheel will free up. If the steering wheel does not...
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Knock when I turn the steering wheel
Hello, thank you for writing in. You will want to do a full inspection of the steering and suspension components. The CV joints can get damaged from sudden impacts such as you described. The axles, hubs, and steering components can...
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What are the Torque specs for a inner tie rod
The torque specification for the lock nut is 41 foot pounds. The specification for the ball joint end is 64 foot pounds.
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My car is not starting
Hello, thank you for writing in. The steering wheel lock warning light means that the steering wheel has locked and it is disabling the starting system. Typically if there is nothing wrong with the vehicle, you simply unlock the steering...
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Why does my truck wander when driving down the street 1990 GMC C2500
Hello. You need to start by having the bushings in the control arms checked. If the bushings are cracked or stretched then this will occur. If the bushings are fine then you may have an issue with the pitman arm...
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Why is my steering wheel hard to turn in my 1992 Honda Accord
Hello. It sounds like you may have a bad power steering pump or an issue with the belt itself. I usually start by checking the belt to make sure that it is in good shape and is tight. If not...
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Steering wheel causing idling problems.
Hi there. The idle could be getting higher for the computer (ECM) is compensating the added load on the engine. There maybe an issue with the power steering system causing the extra load on the engine and making the idle...
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steering problem
Failure of the outer CV joints is a likely cause of the audible clicking noise on turns. Usually, back and forth movement in the steering wheel is due to dynamic imbalance of the wheel/tire assembly and/or a rim is bent....

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