Q: Steering issues with my vehicle.

asked by on

The steering wheel and front tires are acting up. The center 10 degrees of steering do not turn the wheels anymore. Once you get past those 10 degrees the steering is fine. When within those 10 degrees at normal speed, the wheels sound like they are vibrating. When you turn the steering wheel all the way, making a sharp turn, there is a bucking sound underneath the car. The same happens when you turn it back straight after the sharp turn.

You may have worn or bent steering or suspension components. This could cause an excessive toe in or toe out conditions causing the front tires to fight for direction. My recommendation would be to take the vehicle to a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who can place the vehicle on a computerized alignment rack to check and set the alignment to specifications, inspect the steering and suspension systems for damaged components, and commence in the necessary repairs to correct the vehicle tracking. Allowing this condition to continue could be unsafe and cause premature tire wear.

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. Steering issues with my vehicle.

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: No start anti-theft light blinks a code 1-6

Your anti-theft light is blinking due to the theft system is activated and will not allow the vehicle to start. The code 16 is not something that is used by mechanics in the field but was used by engineers in...

Q: My truck was getting codes of P0300 & P0420 & P0430. My truck can't go over 40/45MPH without jerking 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe

Hello - the first task is to check problem codes to see if the P0300 (misfire) code is still present, or others. If so - which seems to be what your description indicates - you may have ignition coil, crankshaft/camshaft...

Q: Van makes a thud sound when making a right turn at low speeds

Hello. The most common cause of this issue is worn out rack and pinion bushings. The bushings hold it in place and keep it from moving when you are turning. Over time, these will wear out or will get oil...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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.