Q: Q: Steering issues

asked by on

When parked steering has no freewheel but when driving it seems to have alot especially noticeable when going around slight curves or turns

My car has 226000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It is possible that the play you are feeling in your steering wheel may be related to worn out wheel bearings.

The wheel bearings may not be noticeable in the steering wheel when the vehicle is stopped or parked, but when going around slight curves, the play would be noticeable.

I would recommend having a steering and suspension inspection performed on your vehicle. This inspection would go over tie rods, ball joints, wheel bearings, intermediate shaft, rack and pinion, power steering pump, and a few others. This inspection is certainly the first place to start when diagnosing the issue you are having.

YourMechanic offers mobile mechanics who can come to your home or office to perform inspections such as this at your convenience.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Steering issues

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

Q: HOW MUCH SHOULD I PAY SOMEONE TO REPLACE A POWER STEERING HOSE NOT A SHOP I BUY MY OWN HOSE HE WILL PUT IT ON

Hi there. If you're looking for an estimate to have one of our mobile mechanics complete this service for you, you can click this link to access the power steering hose replacement page. If you are looking to know how...

Q: Q: Does my power steering pump need to be replaced?

Your car may very well likely have a power steering leak somewhere in one of the lines. As you may know, the power steering system is a very highly pressurized system that works on hydraulic pressure (in some cases up...

Q: Q: Steering wheel shaking

Hi. There are are several possible problems going on here. If the wheel shakes going over bumps, then you probably have worn tie rod ends, or the steering rack has too much play in it. A qualified technician should look...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.