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Q: Truck will not turn left or right

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I was in an accident and now I can't steer my truck. I believe there is something wrong with the front right wheel axle, camshaft, or ball joints. The truck rolls forward and backwards, but will not turn left or right.

A: Depending on how the vehicle was hit, the s...

Depending on how the vehicle was hit, the steering gear may have been broken. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, check out your steering issue to identify and quote the repairs needed.

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