Q: Steering wheel not turning the wheels

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The steering wheel turns, but the wheels do not. I can hear a loud knocking sound as the steering wheel turns.

There are several different possibilities for a hard-to-turn steering wheel with a knocking noise. These noises could indicate the shocks are worn; suspension bushings, ball joints, or tie rods have failed. I would have a certified mechanic diagnose and fix your steering issues to get your car safely back on the road.

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