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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Power Steering Fluid Flush

I have a Nissan Almera 2006, the recommended power steering fluid is Dextron III or equivalent as per service manual. The power steering fluid I had in the system was red in colour, I'm pretty sure it ...
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What could be the possible causes for a clicking sound opposite to the direction of the turn from a front wheel drive vehicle?

I'm on the Indian sub-continent. The vehicle in question is a Maruti 800 MPFI ; motive power is provided by a Suzuki F8 engine driving the front wheels. The steering, as per Wikipedia, is a Rack/...
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Car frequently loses its alignment over minor bumps and potholes even after getting aligned

I own a Dec 2019 EcoSport RHD. It has been a problem ever since I bought the car. First there was an issue of stubborn left pull. After lot of argument, the dealer replaced the right knuckle and ...
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Need help on reducing the swaying(body roll) on my 2019 Ecosport TDCi?

I own 2019 December made TDCi EcoSport, i feel nervous around corners while taking a sharp turn, this wasn't an issue with a prefacelift ones made around 2013-2017, should i change the suspension like ...
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Does a banjo fitting with grooves and o-rings still require copper crush washers or is that defeating the purpose of o-rings?

I installed a new abc pump on my s500 mbz and my power steering is leaking.I Think its were the hose bolts to the pump.
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Seat Mii: intermittent, now permanent electric power steering fault

One year ago I bought a used Seat Mii. From time to time I had problems with the (electromechanical, not hydraulic) power steering: it would stop working and its red light would come up. Turning off ...
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CZC power steering

Trying to get the 2 little clips off the rear of the circuit board of the EPS pump on my CZC colt to disassemble it all , any ideas how they come off
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Bmw 530d moves my car all over road on bumpy roads

I own a bmw 530d and i just met with an accident wherein the car’s right side suspension / arm/ alloy (both front and back only right side) got replaced , i got the suspension and tyre alignment done ...
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Cars with too much fangled software

For cars with a push button parking brake, is there a universal method to unlock the parking brake, eg when a crucial circuit board malfunctions? For cars with a push button engine start and steering ...
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Is steering wheel free play a simple adjustment?

I just replaced my rack and pinion steering gear with a "brand new" remanufactured unit from a reputable builder. Manual steering unit. No hydraulic power assist. I notice the steering ...
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Steering wheel shaking when braking

I just got my brakes (front and back) done about 3 months ago, so I know they aren’t bad. But when I go to press on my brakes, my steering wheel shakes pretty bad. Any suggestion as to why that may be?...
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Why is it hard to steer My car when I drove through puddles?

Why does the power steering misfunction when I drive through puddles? W ill it be ok when it dries out? I have a Chevy Prism.
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Alignment is weird

I just replaced the cv axle on my car after hitting a curb. I changed the cv and took it to a shop to get a alignment it was right and they showed me the print out from the alignment rack, but when I’...
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Rattling noise from the power steering reservoir

Again, 2006 Honda Civic with R18A engine. I'm hearing a rattling noise from the cabin and I have inspected all the suspension parts. Everything are nice and tight. Ball joints and rack ends also new. ...
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Sucking air in to the power steering system from steering rack shaft seals?

Is it possible to suck air in to the power steering system from steering rack shaft seals? My 2008 Honda Civic is making whining noise and I can see air bubbles in the steering fluid reservoir. I have ...
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1927 clip of Car, can you identify it?

In an ingenious way to solve the never ending parking problem, a car with swiveling front wheels was engineered/designed/manufactured; see video clip in link 1927 clip Anyone know what the car model ...
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Steering Rack Clicking Noise

My steering wheel on a Mitsubishi Outlander MY2011 is making a clicking noise that seems to come from right tyre (on a RHD). All tie rods and bushes have just been replaced, as was the CV Boot. The ...
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What are the Pros and Cons of Center Takeoff vs. End Takeoff Rack and Pinion?

As the title suggests I'm trying to establish the pros and cons of Center takeoff R&P vs End takeoff? Thank you for your time.
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Does this look like an unacceptable level of wear on a steering shaft coupler

Working on my 1986 Dodge van I noticed this part, which I believe is the steering shaft coupler, showing what I think is excessive wear. My haynes manual doesn't provide any info about inspecting/...
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How can a bad lower ball joint cause the car to suddenly veer off course?

My car, a 2002 Ford Escape, suddenly veers off course when I'm driving. When you take the front passenger side tire off there is a lot of play around the stearing knuckle. I don't see any obvious ...
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FWD trike steering

I have a question about reverse trikes like this: Suppose the reverse trike in the photo is FWD, has two individually powered front wheels and has no differential. When the right wheel is driven ...
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Creaking sound when I turn steering wheel at low speeds

I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty and yesterday I noticed a creaking noise coming from the front end. I am editing my question because I have made more observations. The creaking happens almost anytime I ...
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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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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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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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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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