Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: The check engine light comes on when turning the steering wheel.

asked by on

When i start my car the check light off When I'm trying to turn the stering wheel the light is illumination?pls help me

My car has 50000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. When the check engine light come...

Hi there. When the check engine light comes on when turning the steering wheel, this usually is for the power steering system. There could be an issue with the power steering pump or the rack and pinion steering system. I recommend getting a code reader and viewing the codes that the computer is storing for the engine light to put you in the right direction for proper diagnostics. If you need further assistance with your engine light coming on when turning the steering wheel, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car throws code: P0301 even after I have changed spark plugs, fuel injector, fuel filter, ignition coils.

The engine intake near cylinder one should be checked when first started to see if there is any vacuum leaks at intake gasket or the injector O-ring. If no vacuum leaks are found then you may be having a carbon...

Q: What type of fuel am I okay using?

An 89 octane fuel should work fine, granted a 91 octane is recommended. With having a turbo engine you may have harmful effects using a lower grade fuel due to what they call pre-detonation. This can occur under higher loads...

Q: Engine check light, rough idle, loss of power.

Hello. If your filter is over oiled and the oil got onto the hot wire of the air flow sensor, then that can cause it to burn out. A scan tool could be used to check the reading of the...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...