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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Tire marks in sharp turns

My Chevrolet Astro is leaving tire marks in sharp turns. By looking at the car during the maneuver it is evident that the outer front wheel is angled too strong, i.e. it is "falling over itself" (...
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Strange sound when turning steering wheel

I can't figure out the source of this odd moaning/groaning sound that emanates from somewhere near the passenger side's wheel down in that corner someplace. I only really hear it when driving at low ...
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'07 Cobalt Steering Intermediate Shaft Boot Installation

I'm replacing the intermediate shaft (and the rack, for that matter) on an '07 Cobalt. I'm having great difficulty getting the shaft boot to seat into the opening in the firewall. The boot has a '...
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Is this a standard alignment issue or something else?

I am working on a vehicle that travels a little to the right when the steering wheel is not held in the centered position. But when the steering wheel is held in the centered position, the vehicle ...
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Honda civic 2010 steering/body vibration after 99kmp

My Civic vibrates after 99 kmp every time. If I forcely give acceleration in that speed range, I observe the vibration is less. Whenever I take my foot from accelerator pedal, it feels like more ...
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Steering columns squeaks only when tilted upwards

I'm driving a 2015 Nissan Versa and noticed the steering column squeaks, but only when past a certain point when tilting upwards. Fully tilted upwards, it squeaks the most. Halfway down, slight ...
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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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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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How to definitively diagnose hissing in steering in my 1997 Mitsubishi Pajaro?

I have a 1997 Mitsubishi Pajaro 5 Door with a 3.5L V6 6G74 engine. I hear a hissing sound coming from the engine. You can really hear it in the passenger cab. As soon as I touch the steering wheel ...
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Hydraulic steering goes left but not right

I am working on a project with a group of friends. We have built a vehicle using a hydraulic orbital steering valve from an old ditch witch. The vehicle goes left but not right. There are 5 ports on ...
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Metal bracket popping out at the entrance of steering shaft near the brake pedal

I have a 2009 Nissan Versa. While making a turn, I heard a metallic snapping/clanking noise, which I could feel at my feet as well as in the wheel. I discovered what looks like a metal bracket popping ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2001 f150 suspension package

Just replaced the suspension package on a 2001 F150. OEM parts. The issue I'm having is that when I go above 50mph and hit a bump/pot hole, there's a significant amount of jarring that occurs. ...
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Steering wheel became tight but Power steering pump not making noise

Recently my 2010 f150 xlt 4.6 truck steering wheel became tight at time but at other times it turns normal. The power steering pump isn't making a noise, has fluid and the belt isn't loose I cant ...
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Play in the steering wheel when driving slowly over a bump in a turn

When I drive slowly in a turn, and especially while parking, I often feel a subtle but noticeable bump through the wheel, like there is play in some component connecting the steering wheel to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...