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Mercedes-Benz 2008 C350. Turning the steering wheel left or right is stuck

Mercedes-Benz 2008 C350 The vehicle moves forward and backwards no problem. When trying to turn left or right turn it is very very hard.
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Grease Won't Go through Zerk Fittings

I'm trying to grease the idler arm and idler arm bracket made by Precision. But when I squeeze the gun, grease oozes out of the end of the hose instead of going into the zerk fitting for neither the ...
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Spongey Felt Like Dust Cover Instead of Dust Boot in Idler Arm for 2003 Hummer H2

I want to replace the idler arm. The new idler arm I bought made by Precision has this instead of a dust boot. Could I use this or do I need a dust boot?
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Hyundai i10 2017 pulls to the right even after the alignment

Good afternoon, people! Last December I got some problems with the audio control buttons on my steering wheel, so I got them changed, and during that the steering wheel was taken off and put on again. ...
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How do I use a gear puller to remove a sleeve on a steering shaft without it damaging the shaft?

On my steering column (Mk1 Golf/Rabbit) there is a spline adaptor sleeve. I need to remove this. Instructions I've found say to use a gear puller for this, but when I try the puller seems to "dig&...
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1979 firebird custom rack and pinion design

I am attempting to convert my firebird to a rack and pinion steering system, so I can introduce later modifications. https://www.unisteer.com/products/1975-81-firebird-trans-am-power-rack-and-pinion-...
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Why is my car losing control and vibrating

About a week ago, I had my whole front suspension changed. Both shocks, all tie rods, inner and outer, both upper control arms as well as the sway bar links. Now my car drives so bad. When trying to ...
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Car pulls left, rattles very hard, steering wheel not straight when going straight

I recently noticed several problems with my 2019 Diesel Land cruiser J150 (called Prado elsewhere): When I go straight and let go of the steering it goes left fairly hard, have to constantly apply ...
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Steering wheel misaligned to the left *only* after making a left turn

Vehicle is a 2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD. For as long as I can remember while owning this vehicle (about 3 years) the steering wheel is cocked to the left, maybe 20 degrees or so while driving ...
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How should steering knuckle be attached to suspension arm?

I'm trying to assemble a kids atv for my son. It's a cheap Chinese model with poor documentation. I can't figure out how the steering knuckle is supposed to attach to the suspension arm. It was ...
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What Are Possible Causes for this Play in Steering?

I have a 2007 Toyota 4-Runner, 6-cyl, RWD. I've noticed my steering has developed a bit (OK, maybe more than a bit) of play in it: Too Much Play in Steering? What are the possible causes of this? I ...
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Oscillating vibration when turning at highway speed

I have a rear drive car that has a vibration at highway speeds when turning right. The vibration is high-ish frequency and oscillates (kind of a wooo-wooo-wooo feeling/sound). It's not detectable at ...
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Steering wheel off center after tight turns

Car is a Mk1 Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet. When I do a tight turn, eg a U turn, upon centering the car again the steering wheel is about 45 degrees off center even though the car tracks correctly. I can &...
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Whining sound when turning wheel

I have a 2017 Chevy sonic RS. It began making a whining sound when turning the steering wheel about a month ago. I found a tear in the boot and replaced both ball joints and control arms. The noise ...
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Loud Knocking/Clicking While Turning Left

I have a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee which in general has had a few small issues (stock radio failure, stuck on heat only for the passenger side, and after resolving that, I'm stuck on heat only for the ...
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Is it okay to use Loctite instead of pinning an outer tie rod lock nut?

I'm doing a rack and pinion rebuild. My rack uses lock nuts to secure the inner rod to the rack bar. The inner rods are manually preloaded with the adjustment nut and locked into place with a lock nut....
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Car steering issues

I have a 2011 GMC Acadia SLE. I can move the steering wheel easily even though the car is off. I can even move the front tires with relative ease side to side. What could be the problem, if any? I ...
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Steering wheel feels wobbly after changing wheels to 215/45zR18

I have a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. I was using winter tires of size 205/60R16 and changed into 215/45zR18 summer wheels yesterday by myself. Now when I drive on not-flat uneven or wavy roads , I can ...
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How do you calculate primary angles in wheel alignment for a particular chassis?

We are trying to make a "efficycle" with a tadpole design. How should we select all the basic parameters for it like camber, caster, roll center etc.? Is there a range of values for a ...
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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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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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