Questions tagged [steering]

Questions about the steering system of a vehicle, including the wheel, column, rack, and linkages. For power steering specific questions, use the 'power-steering' tag

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Low-pitch hum in tight low speed turns

I recently test drove a used 2017 Subaru Impreza and noticed a strange behavior I haven't encountered before, and that the mechanics at the dealer could not explain. With the car stationary, if I ...
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1995 accord tie rod boot installation

Okay, so i have two questions. My,first question is,I posted a link to two pictures of the passenger side of the steering rack. Which position for the passenger side boot is correct? If it is picture ...
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Toyota Avensis feels like it will roll on roundabouts

It's a 2006 Toyota Avensis and I've had it for 5 years. It had its service a couple of weeks ago and since then it's started feeling like it's about to roll on roundabouts. I'm not going slowly but I'...
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Re-centering clockspring 2009 Subaru legacy

My horn no longer works, the steering radio controls no longer work, my airbag light is on. I have a bad clockspring. The dealer wants $650 to install new. I found a complete steering column with ...
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Setting the steering box correctly on a 1967 Chevy C10 pickup

I’m rebuilding a 1967 Chevy C10 pickup and have replaced the entire front end with new parts. I changed from 6 lug to 5 lug, to new tires/rims to the ball joints, including a new steering box. The ...
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Is my Inner Tie Rod bad?

2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid with 204k miles. When I drive, there is a very light clunk when I turn the wheel past 10 o'clock or 2 o'clock, and sometimes when I break. I jacked up my front end and ...
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uneven steering effort

('07 Cobalt LS; rack & pinion, with electric power steering.) Lately, I've felt there might be a hitch in the steering, occurring when straightening out after rounding a corner. The effect is ...
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Steering safety precautions on a Ford Van

So I got some steering issues with my E150 Ford van from 1998 with a 5.4 v8 in it. It kinda groans and creaks like a giant wooden ship from the 1600s when ya turn it. Somebody on here was tellin me I ...
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New steering invention

I was in the grocery store and noticin how the shopping cart front wheels work. It's not like a car where there's all kind of ridiculous connections that can all go bad and where the chances of one ...
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Loose inner tie rod on 2007 Toyota RAV4: replace steering rack?

I don't know very much about cars. During an inspection, the dealership said my front right inner tie rod was loose and recommended replacing the entire steering rack on my 2007 RAV 4 for $2500. They ...
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Ford steering restoration

I just got a used 5.4 v8 Ford van from 1998. It's rear wheel drive. It doesn't feel like a new vehicle no more. I'm suspectin that a big reason for that it is that the front wheels and all the stuff ...
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My car makes a squeaking noise when I reverse and brake. It happens when i turn left or right reversing and brake as well

I have just had my brake pads and brake shoes replaced and the noise is still there.
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Tire moves when brakes are applied, car slides/jaunts sideways when you accelerate or apply the brakes

My 2011 HHR failed inspection because when the brakes are applied the drivers side tire moves back and forth, front to back movement. When I purchased it there was an issue that I didn't think was as ...
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I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. All of a sudden I'm having trouble keeping it on the road. It's like the wheels are not gripping the road

I have a Pontiac Grand Prix 2004. All of a sudden I'm having trouble keeping it on the road. It's like the wheels are not gripping the road.
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New tie rod ends (spherical) - click when changing direction

So I recently replaced worn tie rod ends (spherical or hiem style) on my 04 Xterra. The old ones were super worn, literally had the bearing rattling in the housing! Now everything is nice and tight, ...
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Update to audio steering control in i20?

My car i20 has no audio control switch buttons on its steering wheel. However, there's a female connector having 5 wires which sits on the male connector of the clock spring behind the steering wheel. ...
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Steering angle is several degrees off on the steering rack - 2014 BMW F01

I have a 2014 BMW F01 (750d xDrive). It keeps pulling to the right and I initially thought the car needed an alignment. I got an alignment at a local shop, but the problem persisted. I went to the ...
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Vague steering, feels slow to respnd

The car is a `93 Mk1 Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet. I've been getting a vague feeling in the steering when making slight turns. It almost feels like there is a very slight delay when you pull the wheel on ...
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How to tell if heim joint is worn (tie rods)?

So I have a Total Chaos aftermarket steering system on my Xterra. It's only seen 2 years of use - mostly as a daily driver with a fair bit of logging road washboard driving. Having some knock in my ...
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Why does steering wheel shudder when applying brake?

I'm driving honda civic 2009, with new tires, new tie rods, new brake rotors, new brake pads, wheel balancing is also done. When applying brake, at speed of 40km/hr or above, the steering wheel ...
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Tight/Heavy steering on a 2006 Mitsubishi Colt 1.1 petrol

Car is a 2006 Mitsubishi Colt 1.1 petrol. It has electric power steering (EPS) with no hydraulic fluid involved. When stationary or moving slowly, the power steering can be felt to be working, I can ...
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Lots of sounds coming from my car. Can you help?

I'd really appreciate your advice on an issue I am having with my 2003 Lexus ES300. It currently has 180k miles on it, and was a family hand me down, so I know a little about it's history if that ...
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Rattling noise when accelerating in roundabouts

I have a 2007 Jaguar S-Type 2.7D version with the following problem: When I'm inside a roundabout (with the wheels steered to the left direction) and I'm accelerating (moderate to high) I hear a ...
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Are rack and pinion parts unavailable?

Is it my poor googling skills, or does nobody sell individual parts for rack and pinion steering units? The pinion has a chipped tooth but the rack looks tip top, so I see no reason to spend $250 ...
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More steering needed for angle

Today I found my Corsa C 2002 suddenly needs more steering to make angles. A left or right turn would normally take a about 90 deg angle on my steer. But now it needs more than 180 to do this manouvre....
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2018 Elantra EPS steering wheel noise

I have recently noticed a whining noise coming from the steering wheel of my 2018 Elantra. I'm not sure what's causing the noise, and it usually occurs while driving at low speed, especially while ...
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Noise from shocks/rack ends in Honda Fit

In my Honda Fit GP5 I'm getting a metal scrape ("chiri chiri") noise when my left front wheel hit a rough road with shocks. I'm not getting any noise or anything wired voice when I'm turning ...
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Can out-of-spec rear camber on one side can cause the car to pull to that side while going straight?

I have a 01-05 Civic and it pulls noticeably to the right when my steering wheel is straight. I did a full alignment ( we have a alignment bench where I work ) only the non-adjustable rear right ...
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why power steering fluid bubbling causing steam with a new pump

i have a ford taurus- new pump put on 4 days ago. fluid bubbling started today causing steam when car is turned off. what needs to be done? is it safe to drive?
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2007 Honda Civic warning lights all on and stiff steering wheel?

I was trying to diagnose my AC compressor issue and was pulling some of the circuits and fuses to see if they possibly went bad. Thankfully I identified the problem being the blower motor not ...
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe, I am squirting power steering fluid out from a boot connecting to passenger front tire. What is going on?

The power steering fluid is constantly running out thru a hole in what looks like to be a boot on passenger front tire. Causing steering wheel to be jerky and power steering pump to scream.
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Honda Accord 2013 steering

The power steering is not working well,I mean the steering is very hard to turn. The steering is electrical what can I do to make it easier to turn. When you are on mottion it's soft,but when you ...
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Steering wheel vibrations 2011 VW Touareg 3.6L V6 Petrol

I have a 2011 VW Touareg 3.6L V6 petrol that has done 55,000km on the clock. At speeds above 120km/h, I start to experience a lot of steering wheel vibrations. I have checked my wheel alignment and ...
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2003 Mazda Tribute (Ford Escape) Front Clunk: Not the tie rods or ball joint

I've been frustrated by the clunk in the front of my car for the seven years since I bought it. Just recently it became incredibly loud when. Some details: Exclusively occurs when the Front Left tire ...
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Add Power Steering Fluid instead of Dextron II

I have a 1997 Toyota RAV4, I started adding power steering fluid, then I noticed it was not the same color, it ask for Dextron II instead. I only put maybe couple drops. Will it ruin my Power Steering,...
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Just bought brand new front right tire. My steering wheel is tilted to the left when I am driving straight. (no pulling whatsoever)

Any info would be highly appreciated. I just bought a used pre owned one owner 2016 vehicle with an accident free carfax. The car has 22,000 miles, therefore the tires have 22,000 miles on them. The ...
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Seat Ibiza Power steering doesn’t work on first turn over every time

It doesn’t happen every time but sometimes when I start my car the power steering light comes up saying it has failed and then all I do it turn it off and turn it back on and the power steering works ...
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Wheel noise that's evading me

I recently had to downgrade in life. So I got a 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 and aside from some expected repairs on an old car, it's in surprisingly good condition. My issue though is with the front ...
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EPS and GMC steering wheel vibrations

I recently went and got a recall done for my EPS on my 2015 GMC Sierra 1500. When i got it back from the deal I had vibrations in my steering wheel. This recall was a flash update on the software for ...
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My steering wheel rapidly jerks to left and I hear a knocking noise that's inconsistent when i let go of the gas but does it randomly when I'm driving

I have a 05 hyundai xg350 I bought from the dealer ship last yr. My problem started today when I was driving home. My steering wheel started pulling by itself when i let go of the gas i checked my ...
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Power Steering leak

We had -30 this morning, when I went to leave in 08 Ram I had no P.S. and fluid leaking on ground. I put it into heated shop and refilled resevoir, let sit a couple house and now it works and no ...
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Car pulling to left, gets worse when braking, often better when accelerating (especially when warm)

I have a Ford Focus Mk1 (2004) stationcar edition. I've been fixing it up myself as a (very rewarding) learning project (my first), and I've recently changed the clutch after fighting the bell-housing ...
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Front wheel moving in ways it really shouldn't

Driving home in my Subaru WRX after Christmas with my in-laws, I first noticed a distinct pull to the left under braking, but on checking at the roadside couldn't see anything obvious, so I continued ...
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Engine noise while accelerating in left curves

I noticed the following problem: There's a noise coming from the engine bay (possibly the engine?) when I accelerate hard while making a left turn. My car is a 2007 Jaguar S-Type, with rear traction ...
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What can cause loose steering other than alignment and tyres?

If your steering is off, drags to the left when accelerating, is a bit loose etc, I guess the first thing to do is check your tyres and wheel alignment. If these do not correct the problem, what are ...
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Why is it hard to turn the wheel left on my 2004 Chevy Suburban?

I know that the power steering makes turning a lot easier. And I know that when it goes out it's a lot more difficult to turn. My power steering works fine when I'm turning right - you can hear the ...
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Will an off-center steering wheel be corrected in an alignment visit?

I am planning on installing an OEM heated steering wheel but I'm concerned that I might not have the wheels and steering perfectly aligned, and I'll install the new steering wheel slightly off-...
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Loose steering over anything rough

I have a 2011 Ford F-150, and since we bought a year ago it's always felt somewhat unstable over uneven pavement. The truck tracks straight on the highway, doesn't have any vibration, but anytime I ...
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2016 tucson. Is my steering wheel incorrectly installed?

I had a bushing issue. After getting that fixed my skid light is on and my reverse camera has become crooked (the steering wheel square is sideways while the steering is straight). Also while at low ...
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How many miles dare I drive when power steering fluid is foamy and orange, whining when turn?

My power steering fluid is foamy and more orange than red. There is a whining when I turn. It started 4 days ago. How long do I dare wait for an appointment to get it fixed? I will travel about ...

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