Why does my Car steering wheel wobble while driving?

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Sounds like your car might need either an alignment or the wheels have to be balanced.

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Why does the steering wheel rattle while driving?

It could be several things. I'll start with the obvious.Warped or badly worn brake rotors, bad tires, bent suspension components.

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Why does my steering wheel vibrate while engine under load?

From most to least likely but not a complete list:

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Why would car wobble but not steering wheel?

More than likely your tires need balanced. or you have a cord busted in a tire. Bent rim could cause it, or sometimes even just some mud caked to the back of a rim could throw it out of balance

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Why does my car wobble when I drive?

The most common cause of vehicle wobbles in this speed range is a bent wheel or mildly out of round tire.The most common cause of vehicle shakes at 50 mph or higher is tire balance.Again, transmission or drive lines can cause this, but the tires should be the first thing to have checked.

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What does it mean when steering wheel shakes while driving?

Alignment Problems If you drive on rough roads and have not had an alignment for a while this could be the cause of your steering wheel shake problem.A vehicle that is out of alignment will usually cause the tires to wear uneven and this can cause the shaking problem.

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Why does my steering wheel click?

While many car noises come from the engine or undercarriage, they can happen inside your cabin as well.Your steering wheel can make a clacking or clicking noise when you turn.The clacks may indicate low power steering fluid or damage to a component in the steering column.

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Why does my car swerves while driving?

Worn/loose control arm bushings could affect the direction of the vehicle at any point and time.Some steering linkage related should result in excessive steering wheel play.It may also be worn/loose rack and pinion bushings.Finally, it could be something related to the rear suspension causing you...

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Why does the rear wheel wobbles?

Th most common cause is a bent wheel. It can also be caused by a loose lug nuts, a loose or worn out bearing, or a tire that is out of round. As this is RWD, it can also be a bent rear axle.

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Why is my car wobbling when I drive?

The most common cause of vehicle wobbles in this speed range is a bent wheel or mildly out of round tire.The most common cause of vehicle shakes at 50 mph or higher is tire balance.Again, transmission or drive lines can cause this, but the tires should be the first thing to have checked.

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Why is my car wobbling when I drive it?

Vehicle wobbles at 30 to 50 mph: The most common cause of vehicle wobbles in this speed range is a bent wheel or mildly out of round tire.Transmission and drive line issues can also show up in this range, but tires are the first thing to check.Unlike the low speed wobble, this is usually not a sa...

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What causes a steering wheel to shake while driving?

The most common reason for a car to shake is related to tires.If the tires are out of balance then the steering wheel can shake.This shaking starts at around 50-55 miles per hour (mph).If your steering wheel shakes while you are braking then the problem could be caused by “out of round” brake rot...

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Why does my steering wheel lock when parked?

A common reason for your steering getting locked is that, while parking the car, you've engaged one of its safety features.This happens if you turn off the car and turn its wheels a bit right or left.As a result, one of the lock slots will get blocked and you'll have a stuck car.

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Why does my steering wheel shake at 70 mph?

Your tires are out of balance.As a result, your steering wheel may shake which may occur at around 50 to 55 miles per hours, and may worsen the faster your car goes.Your brake rotors may cause the shaking, which in turn also make your steering wheel shake at 70 mph.Your brake caliper sticks on.

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Why does my steering wheel shake when I slow down?

There are common problems that cause your steering wheel to shake when you apply the brakes.In order from least expensive to most, they are: dry guide pins, worn brake pads, and worn rotors.It's generally recommended if you replace the rotors, you replace the brakes, and grease the guide pins.

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Why does my steering wheel get hard when its cold?

The fluid is not being pumped properly to the steering rack when it is "cold".Once it "warms up" it seems to get to the steering rack easier and makes everything work properly.This causes the belt to slip on the pulleys creating a chirping/squealing noise and decreased assistance in turning the s...

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Why does my steering wheel vibrate at low speeds?

could be a blockage in your fuel lines.

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Why does my steering wheel turn to the right?

Air pressure, wheel alignment and low tires Uneven air pressure is a very common reason for a vehicle to pull to one side.When the pressure in a tire is lower on one side, the height of the tire changes.This causes the wheel alignment to change.

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Why does my car slow down while driving?

Are you going up a hill? Did you take your foot off the gas and is the compression of the engine slowing you down? Are your brakes sticking? Is your car getting the correct amount of air to fuel ratio? there are lots of reasons why a car would slow down while you're driving it. start with the eas...

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Why does my car suddenly lose power while driving?

There are many reasons why your vehicle may be losing power, especially when accelerating.Some of these common causes are: Mechanical problems such as: Low compression, clogged fuel filter, dirty air filter, clogged Exhaust Manifold.Malfunction of actuators such as: Bad injectors, bad fuel pump, ...

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Why does my car feel like it's wobbling?

The most common cause of vehicle wobbles in this speed range is a bent wheel or mildly out of round tire.The most common cause of vehicle shakes at 50 mph or higher is tire balance.Again, transmission or drive lines can cause this, but the tires should be the first thing to have checked.

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Why does my car wobble when I turn?

One of the most common reasons a car will wobble or shake when going around a turn is the tires are out of balance.In many cars, the shake/shimmy will begin at higher speeds on the highway.Check the tire's air pressure and make sure there is not any air leaking; you may have a flat or be getting ...

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Why does my Car wobbles at 10 mile hr?

because it is either f***ed or the tracking is off which basically means the tyres are all wanting to go in differant directions

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Why did my steering wheel lock?

As we have noted, there are three common reasons as to why your steering wheel would lock up; you are using the wrong key, making frequent sharp turns, a power steering pump failure or an ignition lock.Once you determine the cause of the steering wheel lock up, act fast to fix its root cause.

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Why did my steering wheel lock up?

As we have noted, there are three common reasons as to why your steering wheel would lock up; you are using the wrong key, making frequent sharp turns, a power steering pump failure or an ignition lock.Once you determine the cause of the steering wheel lock up, act fast to fix its root cause.

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Why does my car wobble at high speeds?

The most common cause of vehicle wobbles in this speed range is a bent wheel or mildly out of round tire.The most common cause of vehicle shakes at 50 mph or higher is tire balance.Again, transmission or drive lines can cause this, but the tires should be the first thing to have checked.

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Why does my car wobble when I turn left?

One of the most common reasons a car will wobble or shake when going around a turn is the tires are out of balance.In many cars, the shake/shimmy will begin at higher speeds on the highway.Check the tire's air pressure and make sure there is not any air leaking; you may have a flat or be getting ...

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Why does your car while driving just completely shut off; lightspower steering and acceleration everything?

Could be a number of things short in a wire temp gage up too high ask your nearest mechanic

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Why does my car's wheels squeak when driving?

That could be the brake pad "squealers". They are designed to squeal when they are worn out. Time for a brake job.

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When you turn your steering wheel slightly to the left and then back to the center the steering wheel wobbles a little - why?

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Why does your car's steering wheel turn to the right when you are driving?

If you mean Pulls to the right, then this can be caused by an under inflated tire, front end out of alignment, or incorrect tire size/wheel on the right front. Check the air pressure in all tires and adjust to specs as outlined on the drivers door post or owners manual. Check to make sure all tir...

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Why does the steering wheel vibrate when I start my car?

the motor mount is bad

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Why does my temp gauge go down while driving?

A stuck-open thermostat will constantly send coolant through the radiator, regardless of its temperature, causing coolant temperatures to drop and the heater to malfunction while traveling down the road.

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Why does my emergency brake light came on while driving?

If it stays on, it means one of several things: It may mean that the parking brake is engaged.Check the brake and release it (with your foot on the brake pedal).If the brake light comes on while you're driving, it indicates that either the system is low on brake fluid, or there is a malfunction w...

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Why does my heat only work while I'm driving?

As far as the heater not heating up fast in the car, either the engine coolant is not hot enough yet to heat up the car or there is an issue with the heating system or cooling system in the vehicle.If the valve is working correctly, then the thermostat may be sticking open when the engine coolant...

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Why does your car wobble?

Bad tire, bent rim, tie rod, alignment, low tire on one side, bad motor mount, ball joint, damage to frame, lug nuts on tire loose, one or all, bent drive axle.

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Why does your XC90 steering wheel squeak?

Because the clockspring is having a problem

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Why does your car jump while driving?

one reason could be a bad ECM (Engine Control module). Replacing it is easy. You can do it yourself.

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Why does my car shake while braking?

Sometimes brake rotors can be the cause of shaking.If your steering wheel shakes while you are braking then the problem could be caused by “out of round” brake rotors.This vibration can also be felt through your brake pedal.Another common problem that can cause shaking is when a brake caliper sti...

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Why does it sound like my tire is wobbling?

The most common cause of vehicle wobbles in this speed range is a bent wheel or mildly out of round tire.Transmission and drive line issues can also show up in this range, but tires are the first thing to check.The most common cause of vehicle shakes at 50 mph or higher is tire balance.

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Why does your car overheat while driving?

Need to change your thermastat i have done that but still over heats when driving

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Why does your car swerve while driving?

Because you have "play" in your steering wheel. Your steering mechanism is routed through a gear box. The gears in this box wear down over time creating "play" in the steering. Your steering wheel and your front wheel are no longer synchronized.This play allows you to move your steering wheel a f...

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Why does your car shake while driving?

Have your tires checked out!Body dithering on the driving comfort and handling judgment will have an effect. In the case of a transmission shaft deformation caused by the unbalance, generally, this happens in the chassis of the car collision more, but a lot of auto parts have shockproof.

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Why is my steering wheel not straight after alignment?

TOM: It's not “the idea” behind a front-end alignment.The idea is to make sure the front wheels are pointing in exactly the same direction so that the car handles correctly and the tires don't wear prematurely.RAY: But centering the steering wheel is something that should be done as part of a fro...

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Why do my brakes squeak while driving?

A continuous high-pitched squeal while you're driving is usually the sound of a built-in wear indicator telling you that it's time for new brake pads.As the pads wear down and gets thinner, a small metal tab contacts the rotor surface like a needle on a vinyl record to warn you it's time for new ...

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Why is my car cutting out while driving?

Malfunctioning ignition switch.When the ignition switch is worn down, there can be a loss of power to the engine because of vibration like hitting a rough patch of road.This loss of power causes the engine of the car to die while driving.

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Why do my car lights dim while driving?

If the problem is a bad alternator, your car will slowly lose power.You'll be driving down the road, your lights will dim, and you'll lose power and die.It could be a bad starter, corroded cables, or a broken connection somewhere between the battery and starter.When a coil goes bad there may be s...

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Why is my car stalling out while driving?

When your battery is not putting out enough power, the alternator has to work harder to keep the engine running.When the alternator overworks, it stresses the car's engine.It is the stress on your car's engine that actually causes your car to stall out; so it's a domino effect.Check the charge on...

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Why did my car start smoking while driving then stop?

Is it white billowy smoke- steam, blown headgasket letting coolant mix with hot oil, hot enough to vaporize the water and send it out your tailpipe. this will foul the plugs so bad that it won't run, no spark plugs means no combustion and no go. Latte like goo on the inside of the oil cap is anot...

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Why did my car lose power while driving?

The most likely issue is a clogged fuel filter.While the fuel filter is the most common problem with the fuel system and is the easiest to fix, a lack of power could also point to issues with the fuel line or the fuel pump.

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Why would my car just shut off while driving?

When there is something wrong with the alternator, the car runs off of the battery.The battery can only run for so long before it's completely drained.Malfunctioning ignition switch.This loss of power causes the engine of the car to die while driving.

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Why would my car just cut off while driving?

The battery can only run for so long before it's completely drained.Malfunctioning ignition switch.When the ignition switch is worn down, there can be a loss of power to the engine because of vibration like hitting a rough patch of road.This loss of power causes the engine of the car to die while...

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Wheel comes off car while driving?

The lug nuts on the wheel that hold the tire on must have been loose. Even if you properly torque down all of your wheels, if you don't use a star pattern to tighten the lug nuts down, than the wheel may not be flush with the wheel hub. If this is the case, than the lug nuts can loosen, and the w...

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Why did my car just die while I was driving?

If your vehicle stops running while you were driving, we call that a “Died in flight” situation.The main causes of a died in flight are a bad alternator and dead battery, a loss fuel, a loss spark, a loss fuel and spark, or a loss of compression.One common problem is a dead battery due to a bad a...

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Why does your car steer so easily and the steering wheel vibrates on highway?

I experienced the same problem with my ford. After checking out a couple things i discovered during a tire rotation that i had a bent rim. These happen when you hit potholes. I was able to replace the rim with a re-tooled one (saved me about $100) and the vibration immediately stopped. The bend w...

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Why does your car feel wobbly?

Possibly because it might need new suspension

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Why does my steering wheel shake and pull to the left?

The two most frequent causes of a shaky steering wheel are either warped brake rotors, which will cause your steering wheel to shake when you brake, or unbalanced tires, which will cause your steering wheel to shake when driving at high speeds.There are other possible causes of a shaking steering...

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Why does my steering wheel shake on 1997 Chrysler Town and Country?

Your tires are bad or you need an alignment. Get your tires checked, they may need to be replaced or rotated, and you can check your alignment by letting go of the steering wheel while driving, if it drifts left or right significantly, you need an alignment.

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Will my heated steering wheel heat my hands up through a steering wheel cover?

It will but not as effectively.

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Why does the steering wheel shake when you drive over 60 mph?

Tire out of balance, bent wheel, loose or worn suspension parts. More than likely balancing & rotating your tires will correct this.

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Why does my steering wheel shake when I brake at high speeds?

Unevenly-worn or warped brake discs (rotors) can cause the steering wheel to shake when brakes are applied.You may also feel a pulsation in the brake pedal.This issue can happen with front and rear brake rotors, but the problem with front rotors is more likely to cause the steering wheel to shake.

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What can cause wobbling in the steering wheel during acceleration of an 86 Mazda b2000?

Also a bad wheel bearing or worn tie rods.A bad tire with belt separation. Rotate the tires and see if the problem goes away or moves to the back.

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Why does my car waste more gas than usual and turn off while im driving?

Could be many reasons, I would start with a complete tune up.

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What does it mean if my steering wheel is crooked?

A crooked steering wheel is an indication of the toe angle not being within specifications.This can also be caused by worn steering components.

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Why is Car and steering wheel shaking?

Tire out of balance, bent wheel, worn suspension parts, bent drive shaft, or possibly a broken motor mount.

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Why won't your car steering wheel turn?

Your cars immobilizer is most likely the culprit. It locks the steering wheel when the key is not in the ignition. This mechanism can wear down and lock up the wheel.

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Why is my car wobbling at high speed?

The most common reason for a car to shake is related to tires.If the tires are out of balance then the steering wheel can shake.This shaking starts at around 50-55 miles per hour (mph).It gets worse around 60 mph but starts to get better at high speeds.

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Wheels knocking while im driving?

you could have a wire broke in the tire

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Why is a steering wheel on a truck larger than a steering wheel on a car?

The truck is more massive than the car and harder to turn. The larger steering wheel allows the driver to apply more torque on the steering column, giving him greater control.

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Why the steering wheel of my car vibrates when reach 50 to 60 miles?

Most likely the wheels and tires are not properly balanced... could also be something loose in front suspension.

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Why does steering wheel shake at highway speeds?

you probably need your wheels balanced, go to your local tire shop and ave them do ithave the front end checked could be a number of things

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Why does the steering wheel shake at high speeds?

== == Bad Tire or Tires.

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Why does the steering wheel lock at idle speed?

Lock? or very hard to turn?If it is very hard to turn the power steering has serious trouble.If it actually locks that's entirely different and will need to be repaired before any further use.,

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Why does your steering wheel vibrate and shake?

The ball joint may be wornSeveral other causes; overinflated tire, out of balance tire, damaged tire belt, grabbing brake pad, warped brake rotor.

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Why does Steering wheel turn left by itself?

Either the road is slanted or your wheels are out of alignment

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Why does your car almost die when turning into a parking space while in 4-wheel drive?

Your vehicle is not meant to be turned on asphalt while in four wheel drive. You are ruining you differential and putting a massive amount of stress on every part of your drive train in the front end of the vehicle.

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Why does a car rock back and forth while driving?

possible ignition wires/coil, mass airflow, or torque converter clutch failure.

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Why does your diesel car lose power while driving?

Could be a number of reasons.. you could be losing compression, you could have a clogged diesel particulate filter (if so equipped), worn components... you'd need have have it inspected to narrow down the cause.

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Why does inner mirror vibrates while driving?

Because it is loose. The type that are attached to the glass of the windshield are held in place by a single Allen socket set screw. You'll need a small Allen wrench of the correct size to tighten the screw. It is not unusual for the screw to gradually loosen over time due to road vibration, temp...

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Why does your van whine while driving?

The belts on the pulleys or the alternator are probably worn, or they may be contaminated with oil.

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Why does your car backfire while driving it?

Backfire is an explosion produced by a running internal combustion engine that occurs in the intake or exhaust system rather than inside the combustion chamber,

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Why does your car rock back and forth while driving?

Broken sway bar or sway bar links.

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Why does car loses engine oil while driving?

Because of a leak, a bad PCV valve, or worn or broken piston rings that allow oil to seep into the cylinders and be burned along with the gasoline. Also, if the crankcase is overfilled, it may blow oil out the breather on the engine.In the case of the PCV valve, there will be blue smoke coming ou...

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Why does my car jerk real hard while slowing down?

Cause ur cars nearly at broken state

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Why does my car turn off while it is running?

Because there's something wrong with it. For a more detailed answer, take it to a mechanic.

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Why does engine stop while driving?

Car engines quit because of a variety if issues around air flow, fuel or mechanics.Some common reasons for motor vehicle stalls include: A fuel mixture that isn't rich enough (this is usually the cause of cold stalling and intermittent stalling) A faulty fuel pump, alternator or EGR valve.

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Why does your truck vibrate while driving?

Unless it is caused by pavement or road conditions, the likely causes are:Worn U-joints in the drive shaft become more noticeable the faster the vehicle is traveling, and the vibration will still be present if the transmission is shifted into neutral or the clutch is disengaged, allowing the truc...

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What would make my steering wheel shake?

The most common reason for a car to shake is related to tires.If the tires are out of balance then the steering wheel can shake.This shaking starts at around 50-55 miles per hour (mph).If your steering wheel shakes while you are braking then the problem could be caused by “out of round” brake rot...

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Why does my car move while in park?

If Your Car Rolls in Park it Could Mean Your Transmission is About to Fail.If you have an automatic transmission, you expect your car to stay in place when you put it in park.But whether due to design or mechanical failure, if your car rolls when it is in park, you should to take it to a mechanic...

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Why does my car take a while to turn on?

A drop in pressure can be caused by a faulty regulator or a weak pump, or by a clogged filter or injectors.The ignition system provides a spark to ignite the fuel in the engine.Worn-out spark plugs will have a difficult time igniting the fuel in the engine, which will result in longer cranking time.

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Your steering wheel shakes at 65 mph if you drive your car still would it mess the steering wheel up?

Yes, you can still drive it. You may have a tire out of balance or a wheel bearing getting bad. However, have a mechanic check it out soon.

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Side to side movement of front wheels on my 96 F350 means it has loose tie rod ends right-- Would this also cause there to be a wobbling feeling in the steering wheel when driving on un-even surfaces?

Loose or worn tie rod ends on the 96 F350 can cause this problem. There could be other front end components wearing as well, check the entire front end system for problems.

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Why car stalled while driving?

Besides the obvious (no gas) the worse case scenario is that you neither had oil. In that case your engine will have seized; that is, it is now a melted pile of metal parts. But the most common problem is juice(Battery power.) Either your battery has exceeded its life or your alternator, the thin...

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Why did my tire fall off while driving?

Any number of issues could loosen a tire, causing it to fall off while you are driving.Most of these incidents occur because of some kind of fastening failure.This could be because the lug nuts worked their way off, your wheel has broken lugs, or because the wheel studs themselves broke.

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Why did all my dashboard lights turn on while driving?

The dash lights coming on and vehicle shutting down are, most likely, related to a charging system problem.It's fairly common for all the dash lights to come on with no alternator output, low voltage can cause unusual electrical issues.The alternator should have been tested at the time of battery...

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Why would my engine shut off while driving?

The battery can only run for so long before it's completely drained.Malfunctioning ignition switch.When the ignition switch is worn down, there can be a loss of power to the engine because of vibration like hitting a rough patch of road.This loss of power causes the engine of the car to die while...

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Why does my 1989 Honda Accord buck and sputter while driving?

Check the 1989 Honda Accords timing. If the engine has jumped time then the engine will buck and sputter.

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Why wont my rear wheels turn on my 1996 4 wheel drive Chevy ton?

I had a bad transfer case, maybe you have also

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Why wont my rear wheels turn on my 1996 Chevy 4 wheel drive truck?

Parking brake (cables) may be stuck on.Could do with a little more detail here, as in, are they acting like they're frozen up, or are you not getting any power to them? Do you need to have your transfer case engaged in order for the vehicle to move? If so, there's something broken in your rear dr...

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What causes wheels to squeak while driving?

Sometimes, this shield may touch the brake rotor and cause a squealing sound, which will be eliminated, once the shield is aligned properly.The most common reason for squealing when driving is worn out brake pads.Stuck pins in brake caliper assembly can also cause a squealing sound.

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Why does my 1989 BMW 325i stop while driving it. Is it the fuel filter?

Can be the fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel pump fuse, or fuel pump relay. It can also be other things.That would be a good place to start. Also determine if it is stalling from lack of fuel or lack of spark.

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