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How Long Does a Steering Column Last?
Your car’s steering wheel is the key to maneuvering on the road, into parking spaces and more. However, it doesn’t do its job alone. In fact, it’s only one part of many...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Steering Column
Common signs include steering tilt not locking, clicking or grinding sounds while turning, and the steering wheel operating roughly.
How Long Does a Steering Column Actuator Last?
Modern cars use electronic systems to ensure that the steering wheel locks in place when the key is out of the ignition, and to prevent the key from coming out of...
How to Buy a Good Quality Steering Column
Your steering column is part of the overall steering system, and while it may not look like much, it is critical to keeping your car on the road and moving in the direction that...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Steering Column Actuator
Common signs include difficulty starting the car, being able to take the key out of the ignition anytime, and an overheating ignition switch.

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2012 Buick Verano steering feels like it is locking up.
Hey there, I'm sorry to hear about the problems with your 2012 Buick Verano. This vehicle should have an electronic power steering system, which can be a problem when there are faulty electrical connections, worn out wiring, etc. I would...
New ignition cylinder not inserting properly
There is a gear mechanism in the column that you may have gotten out of alignment. If so, you will not be able turn off or start the truck. You may need to have a mechanic look at the mechanism...
Clunking car when I go over bumps
Basically, any bolted on or "jointed" moving part or bushing could account for noise in the front end. Not included in your list are rack and pinion mounts/bushings, strut bearings, tie rod ends, even brake parts (caliper torque plate), loose...
Can you put a 2 wheel drive steering column from a 1987 Dodge Dakota fit into a 1987 4 wheel drive dodge Dakota?
No, these two are not the same. They often times appear very similar, however typically the spline count is different between the two.
when a front tire goes flat can the impact damage the steering gear
A flat tire would not create that type of damage to the steering gear. The previous noise that you had could have been related to steering gear. That has car has a steering rack assembly (gear). Unfortunately, I would need...
Steering wheel squeaking, after a sudden thudding sound
Without inspecting the vehicle firsthand, I can only guess as to what might be wrong with your vehicle. The issue would be in the column, steering gear, or even the power steering system. Regardless, the vehicle doesn't sound like it's...
needs to replace air compressor and steering column
Hello. That is unfortunate to hear about your vehicle, however, we can help. You can find quick quotes for both of those issues if you enter in your vehicle information at the following links for an AC compressor replacement and...
Steering wheel noise, wheels rolled over the tires' sidewall
Hello there, this is not a common fault on the 2002 Mercedes CL500. There are a few potential causes for a clunk like this. The most likely would be a failed ball joint, failing power steering rack, tie rod end,...
Steering wheel lock system prevents my car from start
Ouch - while we appreciate the challenge this failure introduces, we are unable to accommodate this repair at the present time. YourMechanic can offer mobile mechanic service for a Battery Replacement Service to allow starting your "Z", and making it...
Steering column button an program quit working
Hello there. This is not an uncommon fault on the 2011 BMW 535i. There are quite a few possible faults for this type of issue. The most common would be a wiring harness fault, a shorted wire, a failed position...
We've replaced the steering column w a used one ( different key ) will this cause a no start?
This may potentially cause a no start issue as the keys are usually equipped with a microchip in them that is mapped/flashed from the dealer specifically to the vehicle's computer. I would recommend having the new key re-flashed to the...
Steering problem
You may have a bad steering rack and pinion bushings, or the tie rods could be loose or binding. A certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to inspect your steering system and make necessary repairs....
Car would not start until i turned the steering wheel
This sounds like you may have a faulty ignition switch in the steering column. This is a fairly common issue with many cars. Inside your steering column where the ignition switch is housed there are many small moving mechanical parts...
Steering column change?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Without being able to look at the engineering specifications for the two steering columns, they cannot be compared without having them side by side and comparing them. If you would like further help, consider having...
My steering wheel seems as if it is bent over to the left about an inch or inch and a half
You may have to have the whole steering column replaced including the steering wheel. The reason you will need to do this is your steering may be off quite a bit and it is probably not safe for you to...
Switch extremely hard to turn no clicking heard BUT have to turn several times before it starts battery is good ???? Thx.
Hello. This is most likely from a bad ignition switch or the linkage to turn the ignition has been damaged. Have the ignition switch replaced first, then have look to have the column repaired. If you would rather have a...
Why does my power steering only work when it wants to?
First off, I would not drive the vehicle until the problem is rectified, as this is a very unsafe driving condition. I would have a certified mechanic take a look at the vehicle to diagnose the issue. With that said,...
Steering column was replaced because of a recall, but it is not working again!!
There are different recalls that may pertain to this vehicle. There are recalls for steering sensors and shafts. You may want to call another local GM dealer and have them run your VIN number to check for open recalls for...
Knocking sound and steering column vibration - 2005 GMC Sierra 2500
Without hearing or experiencing the noise myself, it is hard to make an accurately diagnose this but GM has a TSB (technical service bulletin) that may address this concern. There are 3 possible causes from a body mount at the...
recently driving home and went around a corner and my steering became like manual steering..... was out of fluid then replaced ..e
Hello there, you have a few faults going on with your 2003 Mazda Protege5. If there was no power steering fluid in the system than there is a leak somewhere causing the lack of fluid. Putting power steering fluid into...

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