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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weird Problem! Need to turn steering wheel to crank start the car

I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla It started to have starting problem a few weeks ago. If I didn't drive my car for 1 or 2, the car won't start. The only way to start the car is to turn the steering wheel ...
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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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New Vehicle Steering Wheel Vibrates in drive but stops in Neutral/Park

I just bought this DEMO 2016 Acura TLX Tech with 5000KM on it. The dealership just did a fresh oil change around August.They also installed new winter tires for my vehicle too! I drove it for 1 day ...
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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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Replacing Rack & Pinion Seal

I'm working on a 98 Honda Civic. I'm attempting to replace the inner seals. These are the seals which the steering rod rides on and which keeps the power steering fluid in check at that point. Here is ...
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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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CV Joint Overhaul - is it worth it?

I have problems with one of my CV joints on my 1993 Acura. I read the repair manual and they suggest that actually fixing the joint itself is a pain and that most people should just buy a new axle ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Front right 'squeals' when turning

Hi I have an incredibly frustrating noise coming from the front right of the car. It only occurred after replacing pads and rotors. It occurs when turning left (weight on right) and occasionally going ...
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Can steering be electrically controlled? [closed]

Please see this: http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2015-george-hotz-self-driving-car/ George Hotz claimed he used CAN to control the car by software. I can understand that accelerating and braking ...
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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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New Tires, car shaking/bouncing at high speeds

I just had some Uniroyal Tiger Paws put on my 2010 Escape. When I first left the shop, they felt great until I hit about 60ish mph. Then I got the bouncing, steering wheel vibration like they hadn't ...
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Knocking noise when turning at full lock/opposite lock?

I have noticed that I have a knocking noise when I turn full lock or full opposite lock. The noise is a single knock as I reach lock and then another knock as I start turning back. I will ...
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High speed steering & wheel vibration

First post and I'm flummoxed. I have an 2009 Lexus RX350 AWD. At speeds of 70-75 one can feel the steering wheel vibrate fast. At 80mph(for testing purposes) it largely disappears. Back down to 65 the ...
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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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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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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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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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Car pulls to right when letting go of accelerator?

I'm driving an old Grand Voyager minivan temporarily, and notice that when I accelerate then let go of the accelerator, the car pulls slightly to the right, and I have to correct it by steering a ...
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Car randomly pulls left or right when braking

I've had this weird issue that has started happening since I switched back to summer tires this weekend that wasn't there last summer/winter. My car fights back when braking, but appears to pick a ...
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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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