Why does the steering wheel rattle while driving?

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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 Car steering wheel wobble while driving?

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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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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 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 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 is my car rattling while accelerating?

If you hear a pinging or rattling sound when accelerating, low-octane fuel could be the cause.Pinging (also called pre-ignition or detonation) can also be the result of carbon deposits, a bad knock sensor, overheating or incorrect ignition timing.

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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 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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Because the clockspring is having a problem

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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 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 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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What is the problem for steering vibrating while idle driving?

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Why would the steering wheel sit wrong?

The alignment is miss-set or the front suspension and steering is damaged, OR the steering coloum is broken or damaged

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Wheels knocking while im driving?

you could have a wire broke in the tire

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Why doesn't the steering wheel not lock?

The mechanism that causes the steering column to lock usually operates automatically when you remove the ignition key. Either: - The ignition key has been removed properly but the mechanism is stuck or worn and you need to tap the ignition key slot a few times to hear a click and then turn the ...

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Does a steering wheel still steer after the airbad deplaoited?

As long as the what caused the air bag to go off did not damage the steering, yes.If I trigger the air bag by mistake working on the car it will still steer.

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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 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 vibrate at low speeds?

could be a blockage in your fuel lines.

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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 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 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 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 overheat while driving?

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

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Why does my car swerves while driving?

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Why does your car swerve while driving?

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Why does engine stop while driving?

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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 does your truck vibrate while driving?

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Why does the pulls to right while drive?

Could be a soft tire, a different size tire, out of alignment, worn steering parts, worn suspension parts, frozen brake caliper, a bad wheel bearing.

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What would cause the radio to change stations while turning the steering wheel?

If the steering wheel has radio controls on the wheel, there could be a problem in the wiring. When the wires connect electrically it will cause stations to change.

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Rubbing noise coming from wheel area while driving - goes away if brakes are applied or steering wheel is turned to the left?

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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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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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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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Does Disklok damage steering wheel?

Oftentimes the bar is too short and does not prevent steering.You as the owner of the vehicle would never try this as you don't want to damage the steering wheel.Thieves won't care about that.DISKLOK takes a different approach and is designed to turn freely around the steering wheel.

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Why is the steering wheel on the left in America?

“The control is located on the left side, the logical place, for the following reasons: Travelling along the right side of the road the steering wheel on the right side of the car made it necessary to get out on the street side and walk around the car.

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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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You either have no/low power steering fluid in your car, or there is some other problem with the power steering, such as a leak in the tube.

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Why are bus steering wheels Flat?

The steering wheel of a bus is horizontal principally because the driver is approximately over the front wheels, so the steering column between the steering wheel and the steering box is vertical.

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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 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 the steering creek when the steering wheel is turned?

It may be in need of lubrication.

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What is it when your car vibrates while turning the steering wheel?

Losse wheel, worn bearing, or more than likely, a worn CV joint.

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Why does your truck's catalytic converter rattle?

Becuase there is trash in it, or your exhaust is loose.

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Why does my new strut rattle?

Internal shock or strut noise is uncommon.The most common cause for clunking noises over bumps is the mounts or attaching parts.Other suspension and steering components often cause noises that the shocks/struts get blamed for: Ball joints, sway bar bushings & links are common causes.

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Why nascar drivers take the steering wheel off?

easier to get in and out of the car with the steering wheel off. most race drivers have the wheel close to them for extra leverage and less fatigue during a race, which along with the rollbars and padding surrounding the driver, makes for a tight fit into the car.

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Why is the steering wheel so large on a sailboat?

Because they are not usually power assisted, and in a strong wind it's hard to steer.

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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 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 the steering wheel come off of a race car?

Stock cars dont have doors and the window is the space of entry. the wheel removes for more ease of acess in and out of the car

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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 would the steering wheel shake when stopped?

This question can be referring to two separate conditions. If the steering shaking while the brake pedal is being applied the condition maybe warped rotors. If there is steering wheel play while the vehicle is stopped and or moving it is an indicator or worn or failed column components.

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Why aren't steering wheels in the center of a car?

The steering wheel needs to be where the driver is sitting. Some sit on the left side of the car and some sit on the right side of the car, depending on which side the pond you live on.

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Why are steering wheels on the left in US?

Because the Americans are never right.

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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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When the steering wheel of a car can rotate 360 degree why can't the wheels?

The axle prevents them doing so.

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What does the red steering wheel indicate on the ml320?

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What does the steering wheel light mean on the dash?

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Why does the back of my car rattle?

When the components that hold your exhaust together fail, they can cause misalignment in the system.When this happens, a rattling noise is common.If the rattling is caused by your muffler, it will most likely originate near the rear of your vehicle.

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Why does my car rattle when I press the gas?

Sometimes the rattling sound during acceleration is caused by a loose bracket on the exhaust system or another mechanical component.The issue could also be a small exhaust manifold leak or something entirely different.

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2001 Isuzu Rodeo steering wheel shimmies when driving 60 MPH?

Three basic possibilities:

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Does changing steering wheel affect insurance?

Car Interior Removing and replacing seats, changing the pedals and the steering wheel are all considered to be key modifications that need to be reported to your insurance provider.

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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 your 89 mighty max fuelpump shutoff while driving?

its junk. probobly from running it on empty all the time

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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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How does the steering wheel control a car?

The simple explaination is there are gears at the bottom of the shaft which turn other gears in the steering box which move an arm which moves a series of linkages attached to the front wheels. In a rack & pinion, instead of gears in a box there are hydraulics that move tie rods connected to ...

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Is it dangerous to drive with a squeaky steering wheel?

actually no its not it just means that your steering wheel squeks but you should think about oiling it.

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Why does your truck bounce up and down while driving?

Bad shocksthey cause extra bounce in the ride, replace if necessary.To Test:How to Test Your Shocks By an eHow ContributorShocks are an important part of your car's safety system. If they are not operating properly, you are not only getting a bumpy ride, you are also endangering yourself and your...

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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 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 a 1995 Lincoln's engine cut off while driving?

is your check engine light on? and what kind of Lincoln is it? its probably becasue your car is NFG or POS

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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 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 your engine idle up and down while driving?

Could be your MAP sensor or Absolute Manifold Pressure sensor same thing usually mounted on or near the firewall and has at least two hoses"vacuum" going into it.

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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 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 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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What does steering wheel service mean?

a steering wheel srevice means that if you have power sterring in your car they fix it. they also fix ur aliignment

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If you turn the steering wheel to the right while in reverse, the rear of the car will?

The rear of the car will always go in the direction that you turned the wheel if you are in reverse. It's just like driving forward. If you want to go forward and right, turn the wheel to the right. If you are in reverse and want the rear of the car to move to the right, then turn the wheel to th...

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If you turn the steering wheel to the right while in reverse where will the rear of the car go?

The way i remember it is the word OPPISITE if you turn it right (reverse) it will turn left!! If turning wheel left (reverse) it'll go right!! hope i helped

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If you turn the steering wheel to the right while in reverse the rear of the car will?

Turn the steering wheel right to turn right in reverse.

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When driving along a straight and level road the steering wheel is off center but the car steers true?

It is the pull to the left or right from the camber of the road that you have to adjust for hence the wheel will be either slightly left or slightly right. On a flat tarmac it will be in the centre provided your steering wheel has been correctly fitted.

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Why does your front end rattle when you hit bumps?

I don't know why your front end rattles, only my back end rattles. XD

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Your 2002 F350 has steering wheel pulls The steering wheel pulls right or left as you are driving down the road All front end components are good?

Tires worn? Check Tire pressure

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What happens if your wheel bearing goes out while driving?

It may become more pronounced during turns as the car's weight shifts and a different load is placed on the wheel.Ultimate damage: If you don't replace a damaged wheel bearing before it fails completely, the wheel will completely seize up.If this happens while you're driving, the results can be c...

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Can you ride in a 5th wheel trailer while driving?

Passengers are permitted to ride in fifth wheel if passenger can communicate with driver and an exit can be opened from both interior and exterior.Safety glass in windows required.Passengers are not permitted to ride in travel trailers.Passengers are permitted to ride in pickup camper.

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Can you ride in a 5th wheel while driving?

Passengers are permitted to ride in fifth wheel if passenger can communicate with driver and an exit can be opened from both interior and exterior.Passengers are not permitted to ride in travel trailers.Passengers are permitted to ride in pickup camper.

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What happens when a wheel bearing goes out while driving?

The wheel bearings in your vehicle works with the tire, hub, and wheel to make a smooth ride while you are driving down the road.If a wheel bearing goes bad, more friction will be placed on the wheel, and the wheel will start to wobble.If you hear noises coming from the wheel, contact a mechanic ...

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Can you drive a car with the steering wheel on the right side in the US?

Yes, it is legal to drive a vehicle with the steering wheel on the right in the United States.Since most right-hand-drive vehicles are manufactured for non-United States markets, they may not meet those specifications and will require significant modification.

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