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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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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Noice 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 the ...
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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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2009 Civic Sedan hit curb. Front Passenger side Suspension Replacement!

So my 2009 civic sedan hit a curb at the passenger side, and both passenger side tires blew. I got new tires and an alignment, and now there's no vibration or noise at low or high speeds while going ...
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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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Steering Wheel Squeaks

My steering wheel has squeaked when turning the wheel left or right. I took it to a mechanic and he flushed the power steering fluid cause it was kinda dark but full. He also adjusted the belt. It is ...
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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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Steering wheel sometimes centered, sometimes not?

This is a weird thing to me. I have a 2009 Subaru WRX that recently needed a rack and pinion replacement due to leaking fluid. I got it aligned 3 times, because every time when I got my car back, the ...
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vx 2002 commodore Seized when going from reverse to drive

Tonight, i was reversing uphill to exit a park, put my car into drive and it Seized up. I had no control over steering or my break pedal, it would also not start up again. the only other issue ive had ...
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What happens when the power steering pump goes out?

On a vehicle with power steering, what happens when the power steering goes out while driving? Obviously, it's best to repair the failing power steering component before this happens. Does steering ...
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road feedback through steering wheel

I have a Land Rover Freelander 2, 2008 model. A few months back it started having some issues with steering/handling on the road. When I drive on a smooth road all is good, but when there are any road ...
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Steering problem

So on my 06 chevy impala, i replaced the inner and outer tie rods myself on the front driver side. After i replaced it, the wheel is hard to turn, like if i had no power steering fluid, which i do, ...
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Thumb position when driving/rallying [closed]

I am not a rally driver or anything...but out of curiosity, is it safer and more technical to lock my thumbs into the steering wheel when rallying? If so, then does that apply to normal track racing ...
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Car jerks left to right when braking

So about 2 weeks ago my 99 jeep grand Cherokee Laredo started having this problem. If I was going over 50 and pressed my brakes, even just for a second it would start to wobble or jerk side to side ...
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Acura TLX Vibrations in steering wheel and cabin

Information: 2016 TLX 2.4L Tech Package, purchased around November 2017 as a demo car with around ~7000KM on it. Currently has 13000KM on it. The vibration is gentle throughout the cabin and most of ...
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Will Tesla steer if autopilot is engaged but your hand are on the wheel? If so how much force is required to overcome autosteer?

I don't own a Tesla but I have read a lot about them. I know that there is an autosteer feature that allows the car to steer for you, but I also know that you need to constantly put your hands on the ...
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Motorcycle pulls the steering heavily to the side when turning

When I turn into a corner or tilt the bike on a slower speed it pulls the steering heavily inside the turn or tilt, so that I have to countersteer it with quite a force to hold the intended line. On a ...
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Used Wrong power steer Fluid in my Honda Accord

I used the wrong powersteering fluid in my 97 Honda Accord. Now the seal on the rack& pinion is so bad the fluid leaks completely out. Is there any way to correct this without having to get a new ...
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2001 2nd gen Ram 1500 steering is really loose and tightens up under braking

I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 and the steering is really loose. I can turn the steering wheel almost half the way around before it actually starts to turn. And when I step on the brakes the steering ...
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Why did the Tesla truck have a centre mounted steering wheel? Are there any advantages to such a system?

I asked this question on a trucking forum and the general consensus was that it would make backing up much harder. Does it eliminate any sort of blind spots?
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Steering wheel not centered, has lots of play all of a sudden

I have a 1987 Chevy Silverado and all of a sudden my steering wheel is not centered. Also I notice there is free play in the steering. Any ideas?
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Why was worm and sector steering still used long after rack and pinion was invented?

I regularly work on old volvo's Amazon, 164, 144 etc. They all use worm and sector steering with the pitman arms, a very much inferior steering system. A lot of play is always present in the steering ...
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Problem with non-power steering

I have a car without power steering. Recently, when turning the steering wheel, it seems to "catch" in places making it extra hard for me to turn it. (Not sure if this is related, but the problem ...
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New car shaking

We recently purchased a brand new Honda CRV. 3 days later while driving up in elevation at freeway speed, we experienced shaking in the steering and felt ear pressure similar to what you feel when our ...
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Temperature and Steering Leaks

For the last year or so I've noticed air getting into my (03 Accord) PS System as the temperature dropped below freezing. Currently the temperature is way below freezing and the PS leak stopper is ...
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Vibration or shudder on Honda CRV

My Honda CRV 2013 (just over 100000kms on the clock) has developed a shudder or vibration that is giving very prevelant and annoying feedback on the steering wheel and also when accelerating. It ...
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'steering kickback'

'07 cobalt, 60K miles. No ABS or Traction Control. Electric power steering. Doing slow turns in a parking lot, with mixed snow/ice/dry pavement, the steering wheel jumps around. Not a lot, but ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Pajero GDI unstable over 80km/h

The car appears to be floating away or gliding out of control after driving at a speed of above 80km/h, almost as though I am driving on a slippery surface Is this the shocks or stabiliser rubbers? ...