Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Steering wheel issue on Toyota Gabriel

asked by on

2007 Toyota Gabriel has an issue with the steering wheel vibrating on the highway, even on most level roads. From watching your videos, I believe some bushings are worn out in front suspension. What do you think?

Watch my video on how to fix the suspension on your car. Jack the car up, pull on your wheels, and then you can see. Are the wheels moving? If they do--they are not supposed to move, so look inside. It could be a tie rod is worn out. Those things are notorious for wearing out, on inner and outer tie rods, so check that first. There are a lot of things that wear up, but usually you’ll find play, especially on a car that’s nine years old like yours. Figure out what’s wrong. It might be something you can fix or something a mechanic can tell you is wrong and tell you exactly what it would cost to fix it. If you would like help with this, a technician from YourMechanic can inspect your steering and let you know what needs to be repaired.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Steering wheel issue on Toyota Gabriel

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: AC issues

It sounds like you may have a bad speed selector switch or faulty fan motor. It may also be possible that one of the flaps that control where the air blows may be directing the air somewhere else. I suggest...

Q: Car has been randomly sputtering/hesitating when driving on the road.

Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. Bad fuel or too high of a fuel rating will cause a sputter problem. Fuel that has been sitting for a while and is not regularly added by fuel trucks will have excessive...

Q: My 2003 Honda Civic motor car, when I put it reverse and turn the steering all the way to the right or to the left the steering bounces.

Hi there. Check the rubber bushings on the rack and pinion system. The bolts are either loose or the bushing are broken causing the rack to move back and forth when turning as your wheels are on pavement. To check...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...
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...