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Why could my vehicle be shaking around 60mph after hydroplaning?

Yesterday, I was driving home in a storm and I ended up hydroplaning. My car, Hyundai Elantra Coupe 2014, spun a 360 landing me in the dirt on the side of the road. Luckily, no one was driving by me ...
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Steering wheel shakes at high speeds

the steering wheel sometimes shakes at high speeds around 70 miles per hour. It does not always happen. Some day when I am driving at 70, I feel no shakes. some day it shakes badly at the same speed. ...
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What are the possible causes of vibrating steering wheel?

What can be the cause of a vibrating steering wheel when driving faster than a specific velocity (let's said 60 mph). How to discriminate one cause from on other ?
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Wobbly Steering-wheel after changing Rims/Tires?

I've just recently swapped Summer Tires/Rims for my Winter set on my own for the first time. As it should be an easy concept, I went to a "U-Wrench" type shop where you rent a stall with a lift/tools ...
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Wheel change/balance leading to continuous braking

So I go to get my wheels changed and balanced and I leave with the driver side rim heating up unnaturally even after driving just a few miles. The car stops unusually quickly. It's quite clear that ...
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Can I break power steering by turning too far

Will I damage power steering in a 2008 Camry XLE if I routinely turn the steering wheel to its limits, i.e. where it will not move further?
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Questions About the “Death Wobble”

I have a 1999 Jeep Wrangler (4 cyl) that has been infected by the infamous "Death Wobble". If this term is too slang then here is an article that can explain it better than I could hope to. I would ...
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What is the technical name for the steering wheel adjustment lever?

Does it have a more accurate name, or is it just to be referred to as the steering wheel adjustment lever for all time?
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VW Golf MK4 1.4 16v 1998 - Steering wheel hard to turn after Power Steering Rack change

Sorry for my English, I had a problem with my power steering rack that had some fluid leaks and some noise when the fluid level was down. I never used the car without fluid. Except the steering noise ...
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Steering ratio for European Ford Focus Mk2 (2004-2010)

What is the steering ratio for the European Ford Focus Mk2 that was in production between 2004-2010? I can not find it anywhere... I need it for a research project. There is somewhat relevant answer ...
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Ways to increase driver space and comfort in a small car?

I'm the owner of a 2003 MG TF[see photo], I love the car although being 6'4" it borders on uncomfortable when driving longer distances and is not very dignified getting in or out, and my knees brush ...
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After putting on new winter tires, my steering is weak/light

I just had new winter tires put on my 2003 Honda Civic 4-door LX. The steering has been affected. The steering now feels "weak" or "light" or "loose". Meaning I now have to turn the wheel further to ...
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My car's steering wheel rotates to right when I lift my hands off

I have Mercedes E350 2009. When I hold steering wheel straight, car drives straight. When I lift my hands off, car and steering wheel tend to turn right. What could be the reason here?
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Steering wheel “center” different from vehicle “straight”

I just had a 4 wheel alignment done on a vehicle. While taking it for a test drive, I noticed that the steering wheel is not quite centered for the vehicle to drive straight. It's not pulling in ...
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Can I still use OEM steering wheel controls with an aftermarket head unit?

I own a 2014 Ford Mustang with Sync. Sync is pretty mediocre and can sometimes be frustrating. I'm interested in switching to an aftermarket head unit, not unlike this one: Parrot RNB6 I'd like to ...
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Sudden Oversteer - What Might Be the Cause

I drive a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS (front-wheel drive vehicle). Periodically, during left-hand curves at highway speeds, my car will suddenly begin turning tighter than I'm asking it to. It's ...
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Steering wheel shuffling sound when turning - Astra H

Often, but not always, when I turn the steering wheel (during parking for example) I can hear a shuffling sound from somewhere near the steering wheel mounting. This happens when turning in both ...
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1968 VW Beetle Steering Shaft/Box Slip

On my more-or-less stock 1968 Vw Beetle...why is the steering wheel slipping (to a new position) in reference to the wheels...after installing (two) new TRW steering boxes? I had the shop install a ...
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Steering wheel doesnt return to center in peugeot 108

If I turn the steering wheel 20 degrees is not return to the center, I tested it with the low and high speeds, someone told me that in electric steering this is normal and it is not a problem, is it ...
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Should replacement pitman arm have the same gear teeth configuration?

I have a 1996 Dodge Dakota 4x4. I just replaced the pitman arm which reduced a bunch of play in the wheel. Awesome. However (and I didn't notice until actually driving it) the steering wheel is now ...
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Testing a used car: steering is not 100% light

A very newbie driver here. The only car that I tried was the car I used in the driving lessons. It was a Golf 2013. Today, I tried the first car and it is a Mercedes Benz C200 (it has power steering). ...
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Steering Wheel Replacement on a 25 year old car

I've got an '85 Corvette, and the steering wheel is really beat to hell so I'm looking to replace it with a more modern and sporty wheel. What I'm looking to find out: Is this a safe repair to do ...
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Proper use of The Club?

I recently purchased The Club for my car (as it is a target for thieves) and I'm unclear on how to put it in. It says to turn the steering wheel one full rotation before putting it on, however, my ...
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Suzuki Jimny 2009 shaking?

I have a Jimny model year 2009. When I get up to 80 km/h, the steering wheel shakes slightly; it does the same when braking from any speed above 80 km/h down to the 80 mark, but much more violently. ...
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Steering wheel gives a “cluck” sound

I have a Honda Civic VTI, 1997 model, automatic transmission. When I turn the steering wheel all the way to the left or right, it gives me a loud "cluck" sound. What is it?
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Read steering angle data in real time

I need to read vehicle steering angle (front wheel angle) data in real time for a research project that I am involved in. How can I achieve that? What HW and SW do I need for it? So far I can think ...
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1answer
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E250 ignition switch actuator broken. How to proceed?

I have a 2004 E250. The ignition switch actuator came apart into two pieces, so I can't operate the ignition switch with the key. The steering wheel is tilting, so I think the pin that connects the ...
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Vibrating sound and shaking when turning the wheel after changing timing belt?

On Monday I went to the mechanic to replace a ripped timing belt (red arrow in the picture). He also replaced some wheelie that was damaged. He told me that green circled box in the picture was the ...
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2004 Mercury Monterey - [Self-canceling] turn signals turn on after a turn

I've noticed a relatively harmless, but particularly annoying issue has cropped up with my 2004 Mercury Monterey (more-or-less identical to a Ford Freestar of the same model year). Normally, I turn on ...
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1answer
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Where can I buy the i-mid wheel button's for a 9th generation Civic? [closed]

I have a 9th Generation Honda Civic (2012). It has wheel buttons which have worn down (actually transparent the cheap paint came off), and one of the sides even chipped. This is on the left side of ...
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1answer
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How to find a used car with telescoping steering wheel?

I need a car with adjustable steering wheel distance. I need to pull the seat all the way back and if I do so, my arms are straight. It makes driving very uncomfortable. People selling them are not ...
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When I turn my steering wheel when my car is parked and on the car almost cuts off?

I have a 2001 Honda Accord lx 4 cylinder, just like the question says when I turn the steering wheel while it is parked the car almost cuts off?
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Adding stereo controls to a steering wheel not designed for that purpose

I own a Fiat Panda from 2004. Its interiors look very similar to this picture: As you can see, the steering wheel has no control buttons for the stereo. Is it possible to add stereo controls to ...
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Is the steering ratio of Ford C-Max constant or variable?

I would like to know whether the steering ratio is constant or rather variable on a Ford C-Max Mk1 (2003-2010).
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Car steering wheel question [closed]

When you turn your car steering wheel, does it turn all four wheels or two wheels in front or at the back? How can you learn to steer properly?