Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Steering wheel jerking

asked by on

The steering wheel keeps jerking, no matter if I drive or when the van is stopped in the traffic. It occurs at all speeds. If I press RT or LT buttons, it it still the same. I tired to hold it tight but it keeps jerking anyways. What should I do?

A: Hello. If there is a consistent jerk occurr...

Hello. If there is a consistent jerk occurring, then it is typically a spool valve problem in the rack and pinion. This would require replacement of the entire rack and pinion assembly. It can also be caused by a failing steering joint, but that is not as common. If this is something that you want repaired, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose the steering problem and let you know what repairs are needed.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do you read the lines on the rearview monitor?

When you put your car in reverse and the rearview camera activates, the monitor will show you a picture of what’s behind you, overlaid with four lines of different colors. Understanding what they mean is critical to using this system...

Q: How do I use speed control?

Cruise Control comes in handy when you are driving long distances in your truck. Cruise Control will keep your speed level without you having to keep your foot on the pedal. To use Speed Control. Accelerate to the speed...

Q: After the change of alternator my car needs accelerator..Rpm goes up but speed meter goes slow. it jerks win out n hear. D blinks

Hi there. If this occurred right after the alternator was replaced then the connections need to be checked first. If the connection on the alternator is loose then this can occur. The output of the alternator needs to be checked...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...