Q: Driver's side tire not turning

asked by on February 02, 2016

The driver's side tire doesn't turn at all, but the passenger side wheel is working normally.

It sounds like you have a broken tie rod. There is an inner, and outer tie rod on both sides. Obviously, you can not drive the vehicle. All of the related parts need to be inspected for damage. This is not a usual occurrence. A qualified mechanic from YourMechanic can come out and further diagnose the issue if you need help. If necessary, they will be able to replace broken tie rods.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

clutch not working correctly

Hello there, many common faults will cause issues with the clutch on your 1998 Chevrolet S10. If the clutch line is continually disconnecting there are a few common faults. The most likely is a failing slave cylinder, air in the...

Vibration in drivetrain

Hi there. This vibration could be caused by a number of things. However, the first place I would look is the driveshaft and u-joints. The driveshaft is used to transfer engine torque from the transmission output shaft to the rear...

Car running hot - 2006 Cadillac CTS

Hello. This can be caused by a few different things. Most of the time, this is caused by a restricted radiator or a water pump that is getting weak. It can also be caused by a head gasket that has...

Related articles

Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
Drivers Drivers who are shopping around for the perfect used Cadillac may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one is set up differently. Read on to...
How to Buy a Classic Cadillac
Cadillacs are the ultimate in luxurious domestic vehicles and have been for more than century. Classic Cadillacs have been under the General Motors umbrella since 1909 and consistently rank at the top of a list of premier automobiles. Classic...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
Even Even with hybrids being all the rage these days, you might find it hard to imagine a full-size SUV embracing this new tech. However, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid should be all that it takes to show you what’s...