Q: The steering wheel is getting tight. How can I fix the problem

asked by on

how do I fix the problem of my tightening steering wheel

My car has 109000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The power steering pump may be low on fluid causing the system to work hard like the vehicle had no power steering. Check the fluid for the correct level. If the power steering fluid is full, then the pump or the control valve is stuck.

If you need further assistance with your power steering system, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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. The steering wheel is getting tight. How can I fix the problem

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: My car dies randomly when I'm coming to a stop

Hi Destiny. When the AC is turned on or your vehicle is activating a "cooling mode", the engine undergoes a tremendous amount of load. When this occurs, existing problems that can be hidden in most cases will accelerate and cause...

Q: Hazard lights wont shut off on my 2007 Subaru Forester

Generally this is something caused by the flasher relay going bad. This is a small relay that allows the lights to flash based upon current flow and a resistor inside that causes them to flash. When this is faulty, this...

Q: Q: Transmission issue after a long drive

A few different faults can cause rough shifting after the vehicle warms up like this. The most likely would be the transmission fluid level, transmission filter, shift solenoids, torque converter, or the transmission linkage. Any of these, once warmed up,...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...