Why IS the steering creek when the steering wheel is turned?

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It may be in need of lubrication.

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Why is your car groaning when you turn the steering wheel?

Try checking your power steering fluid. Low fluid levels can result in air being ingested and damage occurring to the power steering pump. If it is full you may need to replace the power steering pump to rid it of the groaning.

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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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When should you turn your steering wheel?

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Why your car steering wheel stay turn instead off being straight when you are not turning?

depending on the type of car, it could be a sign that the alignment is out, or simply the drag link needs adjusting as on some trucks. if it is not a truck, it will probably need to be on an alignment machine to correct it

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How should you hold the steering wheel when turning?

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What makes a grinding noise when turning the steering wheel?

A defective CV joint will make a grinding noise when you turn the steering will. A bad strut can also cause a grinding noise.

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What to do when steering wheel is hard to turn?

Here are some solutions to handle with steering wheel hard to turn: Check air pressure of your car tires. Check power steering condition and fluid level. Check the pulley on the power steering unit. Check the power steering unit. Check the front end parts.

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

I HAVE A 91 JEEP AND HAVE JUST HAD TO GO ALL THE WAY INTO THE STEERING COLUMN TO TIGHTEN THE 4 TORX BOLTS THAT HOLD THE STEERING WHEEL IN PLACE. IF YOU HAVE A REPAIR MAUAL AND TRY THIS ON YOUR OWN FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FOR REMOVEING BOTHT HE WIPER CONTROL & THE IGNITION SWITCH REPLACMENT. MAKE SU...

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What causes a steering rack to bounce all ways when you turn the steering wheel?

bad bushings on the rack mount making it loose hence turning stering wheel will make it loose and bounce== Have the rack/box pipes been tampered with? Is it manual or power steering? Does this happen whilst driving or if the vehicle is stationery? www.powerbrakeandsteering.co.za

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What causes steering wheel to jerk when turning?

Occasionally you'll notice that your steering wheel will make jerking movements or sudden turns to the left or right when not directed by you.This is typically the sign of loose bearings in the steering rack and the result of the steering rack literally moving without input.

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Why do I hear a squeaking noise when I turn my steering wheel?

Low Power Steering Fluid: If you hear a squealing noise while turning the steering wheel, it may be an indication that the power steering fluid is low.Fluid may become low because of a leak.Worn Out Belt: Power steering may be affected by a worn belt, causing a squealing noise when the steering w...

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Why does revs drop on mx-3 when you turn steering wheel?

Because your power steering pump is robbing power/ RPM'S from your engine. This is common in all vehicles with power steering.

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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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When a car is sliding which direction do you turn the steering wheel?

Steer into the slide and stay off the brakes! (push the clutch in if its a manual) - although this feels strange the first time you do it, it prevents the rear of the car from passing the front of the car - if that happens, you lost all control of the car, and if the rear wheels suddenly get trac...

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What does it mean when the steering wheel is hard to turn and the wheels move slow?

Your vehicle is..offdoes not have electrically assisted steeringis broken

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What is the clunking noise when I turn my steering wheel?

If the car makes noise when turning at low speeds, look into the power steering system or the suspension.If you hear creaking, popping, or clunking sounds, the possible culprits are broken or worn out suspension joints.On the other hand, a whining sound could be the result of a damaged power stee...

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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 is it had to turn steering wheel to the left?

Your wheels are probably out of alignment. You need to have the camber, caster, and toe out checked and adjusted. A failed or damaged component in the steering system is another possibility.

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Is it bad to turn steering wheel all the way?

It is more stress on the pump when turning the wheel all the way until it stops.Turning it to the stops isn't something to worry about if you do it occasionally.Turning all the way is OK once in a while when steering in a tight spot.However, it is preferable to not make a habit of it.

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Whats wrong when car shuts off when you turn the steering wheel?

== == There's a pressure switch on the power steering system that's supposed to tell the computer to increase the idle speed when the power steering is being used, since it increases the load on the engine. So, either that switch, or the wiring for that switch, is bad. If that doesn't do it, then...

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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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Should the steering wheel be in the direction of the a turn when doing the turning maneuver in a vehicle?

Turning to the right, when going forward, you turn the steering wheel towards the right.

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Is the steering wheel hard to turn because of the wheel bearing?

It would have to be completely seized and have yanked the steering wheel all the way to that side.Otherwise no.

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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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When i turn the steering wheel my 93 Chevy doesn't turr right away?

you have a worn out steering gear box or the rubber coupler in the steering col-um is broken

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Why does the car shake when you turn the wheel?

actually anyone can't solve that problem correctly until you explain much about the shake.but there are many kinds of shakes.If there is a problem in CV joints you may feel a shake.Also if there is a problem in the connecting rod you may get the same feeling.If you hear a noise with the shake it ...

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When turning your steering wheel to the left it makes a funny sound?

if it has cv joints look into them

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Why is your steering wheel harder to turn after you drove through water?

the belts on your car get wet

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Your steering wheel and ignition wont turn?

put the kay in the ignition and then turn the car on then turn the wheel. im ean its not rocket sciene...BIG HAIRY

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How do you unlock a steering wheel when the key wont turn?

try rocking/turning the wheel while turning the key.

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Why is my steering wheel hard to turn all of a sudden?

When the steering wheel is hard to turn, the problem is often with the power steering system.Power steering uses pressurized hydraulic fluid against one side of the piston, which forces the wheels turn and makes steering far easier.Here are some of the common causes of a malfunctioning steering s...

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Why cant you turn the steering wheel of your Chrysler lebaron 1992?

Ignition switch not releasing pawl in steering lock

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Question regarding 4WS-4 wheel steering-operation procedure My query is when I turn steering left or right with the front wheels do back wheels also turn in same direction Or opposite?

the rear wheels turn with the front at high speeds, and opposite at low speeds.

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When making a turn do not have the steering wheel turned in the direction of the turn before beginning the turning maneuver?

This is good advice for teaching beginning drivers about turns. If the wheel is turned before the car is moving, most likely the vehicle will not have enough room to turn properly.Also, if you have the wheel turned while you are waiting for traffic to clear and you are rear ended, you will get pu...

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Is it dangerous to drive a car that has a popping noise when the steering wheel is turned?

It sounds like you are asking if the steering wheel will suddenly stop working while you are driving and the car careen off into a canyon or river or something. The answer to that is: probably not. Very unlikely actually. But there are a lot of things that can cause this "popping" noise, because ...

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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 it squeak when I turn the wheel?

If your car squeaks when it turns or makes a squealing noise when you turn the steering wheel, there are a variety of causes.The most likely causes for a squeaking car are; suspension losing lubrication, low power-steering fluid and the the steering wheel housing rubbing against the interior trim.

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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 knock when you turn slowly?

When CV joints start to go bad, they make a knocking sound when you turn the steering wheel - you might want to get them checked out before getting stranded somewhere.

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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 your steering wheel squeeking?

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 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 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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What is the cause of a steering wheel return being sluggish when making a 90-degree turn after a stop?

possibly low tire pressure, front end misaligned, low power steering fluid, worn power steering pump, worn steering rack, bent steering linkage, loose or seized tie rod ends or balljoints, bent or loose wheel, damaged tire, debris fouling steering gear (think stick or other object wedged up under...

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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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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 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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97 Chevy pickup grinds when turning steering wheel not low on fluid. What could be wrong?

Air in the PS system, loose belt or a tired PS pump.

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What causes a whining noise when turning steering wheel in a 2004 F150?

Air trapped in power steering system. Common in Fords from that era.Faulty power steering pump, bad power steering fluid, insufficient or excessive power steering fluid.

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On a 2003 Toyota Camry--how do you unlock the steering wheel to start the car Wheelssteering wheel is locked so that key won't turn in ignition even when jiggling the steering wheel.?

Correct key? For this answer, it is important to first understand how the wheel locking mechanism works. When you turn the key to the locked position, there is a spring-loaded PIN which CAN drop into one several pockets [6 to 8 depending on the vehicle I think] on a disk inside the steering colum...

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When turning your steering wheel to left you hear a click and feel a thump?

If it's a front wheel drive vehicle, then more than likely you have a worn constant velocity joint ( CV joint )

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When I turn my steering wheel it makes a squeaking noise?

Low Power Steering Fluid: If you hear a squealing noise while turning the steering wheel, it may be an indication that the power steering fluid is low.Fluid may become low because of a leak.Worn Out Belt: Power steering may be affected by a worn belt, causing a squealing noise when the steering w...

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What could cause Front end of car making sqeaking noise when turning steering wheel either direction?

A bad bearing can cause can the front end of car to make a squeaking noise when turning steering wheel either direction. It can also be caused by bad suspension.

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Click -pop sound when you turn steering wheel left or right 94 ford f-150?

Probably ball joints or tie rod ends.

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Why will key not turn or unlock steering wheel on ford F-150?

Wiggle the steering wheel at the same time you try to turn the key. It may just be lodged against a stopping point.

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Why do the headlights and dash lights flicker when adjusting the steering wheel?

probably a short circuit in the steering column. that means a new wiring harness ($150-200 + ) must be done soon, or could cause battery drain, or even start a fire.

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2001 Jetta VR6 When you turn the steering wheel there is a squeal that gets worse the more you turn it Does anyone know what it might be?

It sounds like the ower steering pump might be starting to go

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Why does the 1992 Mazda mx3 engine dies whenever you turn the steering wheel to the right?

check the power steering and check the battery

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What does it mean if the steering wheel is hard to turn?

There some moments when the steering wheel becomes stiff and hard to turn.From irregular servicing, lack of fluid oil to low tyre pressure or bad wheel alignment, any of these could be the cause.Under normal circumstances when the car is in good condition, the steering wheel is always flexible wh...

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Is it bad to turn your steering wheel all the way?

“Is it bad turning your steering wheel all the way?” Generally no.You can turn it all the way, but don't keep pressure on it, that strains the whole power steering system.You will hear the pump growl and the power steering hoses will stiffen up and the fluid will rapidly overheat.

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Why do wheels look like they turn backwards when the vehicle is moving forward?

Optical illusionThat only happens when you view a recording of a car moving. The frame rate of the video capture device or camera creates that illusion half the time. This is because the next frame at any particular time moved more than halfway around, or more accurately the angular position of t...

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Which way to turn steering wheel in ABS equipped car?

I believe what you are asking is "In a skid" which way do I turn. With the brakes full depressed, alway turn in the direction that you wish to go.

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Your cabrio steering is screaming when you turn the wheel sometimes and it seems hard to turn at times what could it be?

I had the same thing happen on my Chevy and it was the power steering pump that went bad. Usually under $200 to replace and not to hard to do your self or a mechanic can do it in 1-2 hours.

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Why shaking wheel and a grinding noise when turning left?

Try getting a wheel alignment; & checking if ur fender is loose and rubbing the tire its happening to me but never had the time to fix it.

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When I apply the brakes the steering wheel shakes?

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 wheel make noise when I turn?

Creaking while turning can be a sign of damaged tie rods, but it's more usual to hear a knocking sound when making tight, low-speed turns.Damaged Power Steering Pump/Rack/Belt: Usually, problems with the power steering rack, pump or belt cause a whining sound, more noticeable during low speed turns.

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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 the steering wheel vibrate when I start my car?

the motor mount is bad

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What does it mean when the steering wheel becomes hard to turn on a 1999 Isuzu rodeo?

sounds like a bad power stearing pump

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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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What would cause the steering wheel to vibrate when turned left or right in a stopped position?

The power steering system works on high pressure and at idle the pump does not turn fast enough to provide full assist. It requires a higher engine rpm.

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What is the thud when you turn wheel?

If it is a front wheel drive sometimes a bad cv joint can cause a popping sound when you are turning.

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What is the grinding noise from your 2003 vw jetta when you turn the steering wheel It is a louder sound when you turn left than right and sometimes tries to refuse to turn left?

Sounds like a bad wheel bearing and or a bad half shaft CV joint. Have it checked out immediately, you don't want to lose your steering while driving down the road!

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Your 98 cirrus' horn goes off when you turn the steering wheel and how can I fix it?

You can fix the horn on your 1998 Cirrus by first removing the center of the steering wheel cover by prying it off. Then, check for loose wiring or wires that are exposed which might be causing the horn to activate. Fix the loose wiring or exposed wires to solve the problem.

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Steering wheel hard to turn belt tight no leak reservoir bubbling with steering fluid?

If your steering wheel is hard to turn, and you have checked to see that the belt is tight, and that you have steering fluid, the problem could be your pump. It might also be the compressor.

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Why would your car pop in the front midle when you turn steering wheel left or right driving or in park?

I would say it would have to be a bad CV shaft. If it isn't that, check your inner tie rod ends.

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Why does your XC90 steering wheel squeak?

Because the clockspring is having a problem

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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 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 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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Hit a curb- steering wheel off center at first- but more importantly the wheel doesnt lock when i turn it full one direction or another- it pops and turns some more- ideas as to why?

The Steering locks might be damaged in the rack and pinion or theteeth them selves in the rack and pinion could be strippedAlso the problem might be in the steering linkage going to the rack and pinion.

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Why turning left steering very difficult?

Two possible reasons, 1. The steering rack and pinion is going bad! This is common in high mileage GM vehicles. this if your pump is in good condition.... 2. Check the rear stub frame body insulators to body. The metal washers go bad letter the complete stub frame drop down causing misaligment in...

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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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What is the clunk that can be heard from the front when steering wheel is first turned either way after the car has been sitting overnight?

Cars have a "U" joint in the steering shaft and that is probably dry causing the noise. It won't hurt anything dry but you can lube it by taking it apart if you want to. Would this dry "U" joint on the steering shaft make noise ALL THE TIME, or only upon first turn of the steering wheel?

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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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Why is steering wheel on left side of car?

“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 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 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 does the steering wheel shake at high speeds?

== == Bad Tire or Tires.

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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 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 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 do my belt stop turning when i turn my wheels on my 2000 Toyota Celica?

If memory serves me right, the belt tension is adjustable as opposed to having an automatic belt tensioner. Try adjusting the belt tension and/or also replacing the belt.

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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 my car squeal when I turn the wheel all the way?

One common cause is low power-steering fluid, which affects how your steering wheel feels and sounds.A suspension or steering component that's lost lubrication also could cause a squeak or squeal when you turn the steering wheel.

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Is The Club steering wheel lock effective?

Like all security devices, steering wheel locks are not undefeatable but they serve as an additional deterrent to vehicle theft.

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