why is my steering wheel is not in the middle and hard to...

Q: why is my steering wheel is not in the middle and hard to turn?

asked by on February 13, 2017

i get in my car and get on the highway the faster i go the more the steering wheel turn and its like im turning but im going straight. What could cause it?
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello. You may have an issue with your suspension or your tires. I suspect a suspension component because you mentioned that your steering wheel feels a little loose. A steering wheel should feel very responsive and it should not take you excessive movement to make the turning of the steering wheel transfer to the tires turning. You likely have a faulty suspension component such as a tie rod being worn or bent. If a tie rod is worn that will also cause the alignment to be off which the plays a major role in the position of the steering wheel. There’s also a possibility that you have a worn tire that is causing your steering wheel to be off-track as well. I suggest that a technician such as those we have here inspect your tire condition as well as your suspension system.

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