Why won't your car steering wheel turn?

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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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What to do if your ignition and steering wheel won't turn?

sounds like the steering wheel lock is active. try pulling the wheel down to the left, and while holding the tension, turn the key.

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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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When should you turn your steering wheel?

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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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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 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 car turn?

A loose power steering belt or the power steering pump has failed or the power steering fluid reservoir is empty because of a leak in the system.

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

Ignition switch not releasing pawl in steering lock

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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 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 does your XC90 steering wheel squeak?

Because the clockspring is having a problem

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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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What is wrong if a car won't turn over brake pedal is stuck and steering wheel is tight?

could be your ignition

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Why won't your heating system and your stereo won't turn on?

since they both wont turn on, check to see if the fuse is burned out, a lot of times both the stereo and the controls for the heater are on the same fuse... if that is not it there could be a wire either broken or shorting out somewhere between the fuse box and the stereo/heater. also there is th...

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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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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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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 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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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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Why is one wheel not turning on your car?

That depends on which wheel. If you have the front end off the ground and the car running in gear, only one wheel will usually turn. The power will go the the wheel with the least resistance. There will always be a difference in the drive wheels. Doesn't matter front or rear wheel drive. Front wh...

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Why your 2001 accent steering wheel will not unlock?

you have to shake the steering wheel left to right while also shaking the key towards run and off. eventually it will unlock. if it doesn't work you need to have your keys cut and bought from dealer. the keys to this car only work when bought from dealer.

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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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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 won't your 96 manual Sunfire start up It turns over but won't start up?

1. Attempt to start the car, let it stall, but DO NOT turn the key off! Leave it in RUN.2. Wait 10 minutes or until the Theft Sys light glows steady instead of blinking.3. Do not turn the key off, but start it immediately.4. This should reset your Passlock system. If this does not work, research ...

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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 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 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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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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If your vehicle begins to skid you should turn the steering wheel?

If you have a modern car with all-wheel-drive you should point the wheels in the direction you want the car to go. Then, depending on the individual model, you should lightly feather either the accelerator or the brake. If your car is 2-wheel drive you should point your wheels in the direction th...

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What do you do if your steering wheel is loose and honks every turn?

Very dangerous. Steering could and will eventually jam.It must be repaired!

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Which direction should you turn your steering wheel to get out of a skid?

For a rear-wheel or all-wheel skid in which your car starts to spin out of line, “Steer into the skid,” which means steer to the same side the back end of the car is sliding towards.During a front-wheel skid, straighten the steering wheel.

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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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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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How do you unlock your steering wheel The key will not turn?

Try pulling on the steering wheel one way or the other while you turn the key.

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How do you unlock your steering wheel The key will not turn ford van?

Grab your steering wheel at the top and pull hard to the left and turn the key at the same time.

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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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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 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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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 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 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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What do you do when your car won't turn off?

With the ignition turned off and the car continuing to run, simply remove the plug from the alternator (DO NOT TRY AND REMOVE THE BATTERY POWER WIRE FROM THE POWER STUD!) and the car should shut off if the alternator is creating the problem.

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How should you hold the steering wheel when turning?

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Why Car turns over won't start could it be alternator?

Is there spark? Is there fuel pressure? Is there fuel injector pulse? Are fuses good? Is there compression? Is timing correct?

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Why won't car shut off after it is turned off?

yes i have repaired one of those problems, it ended up being the ignition switch unit.

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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 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 won't my power wheels move?

Maybe they're stiff and can't move, or they can, and you probably need to read the manual (??) .

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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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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 won't my key turn in my car?

Occasionally, because of this lock, the steering wheel can get stuck, which in turn means the vehicle key also becomes stuck and cannot move to release it.“Jiggling” the steering wheel side to side while also attempting the turn the key can relieve this lock pressure and allow the key to turn.

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Why won't the lights turn off in my car?

The likely cause of a dome light not turning off is either the dashboard light control knob being activated accidentally or a broken door switch.You can remove the wire from the door switch, if you are able to access the backside of the switch.The wire pulls off of the switch easily.

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Why won't Tail light and turn signal turn on?

Most likely problem is your multifunction switch, but you actually need to perform diagnosis to know for sure. While that would be the most likely cause, it's not the only possible cause, and you need to narrow it down and figure it out if you don't want to end up pissing a bunch of money away th...

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Why won't my headlights turn off?

In that case, you can try setting the parking brake to see if that shuts the headlights off, as setting the parking brake typically disables daytime running lights.If a bad headlight relay is a reason that your headlights won't turn off, then the fix there is also to just replace the relay.

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Why won't the turn signal stop blinking?

One reason why the turn signal will not stop blinking is the clock spring. This is something that many people replace themselves. Another possible cause of this problem could be the switch needing to be replaced.

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Why won't the spare tire turn?

Basically you have to pour washing liquid over the tire to keep it clean to the mechanism will turn.......after it has dried then throw it into the wall until u see a crack......that then shows it is ready for you setting it on fire then you put it on your car.....

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Why won't my 2006 mustang turn over?

Could be a,a dead battery,dirty or loose battery connections,a bad starter,the engine is seized.

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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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Why your steering shakes when you upgrade mag wheels on your ve omega?

Most probably because of not being balanced.

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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 do semi trucks have bigger steering wheels than cars?

It gives the driver more leverage.

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Why does my Car steering wheel wobble while driving?

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

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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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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 won't your nitro speeders car run?

first you gotta get a 199 tracker at avanced auto

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Why won't your car move in reverse?

On an auto box either the pump has failed, there is a low transmissin fluid level or a brake band is slipping. On a VW/Audi it can also mean that the final drive bearing housing has cracked up.

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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 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 are car dashboards steering wheels and boxing gloves padded?

The padding reduces impact and injury and extends collision time.

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Why do British cars have steering wheel on right side?

We drive on the left because that allows us to defend ourselves against oncomers using a sword in our right hands.Left-handed people are at a heavy disadvantage in Britain because they have to wield the sword in their non-dominant hands, which is why they usually move to France.

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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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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 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 did car just turn off and won't turn on again?

Could be many reasons, charging system failure, fuel delivery failure, ignition failure to name a few.

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Why won't my car turn on when I turn the key?

The most common reason that a car key will not turn is that the steering wheel has locked.This will happen when the steering wheel has been moved after the key has been removed from the ignition cylinder.Turn the steering wheel to the right and left.If nothing happens, rock the steering wheel as ...

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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 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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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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Why does your car pull to one side when you take your hands off the steering wheel?

If your car pulls to one side when you release the wheel it could be one of a few different things. Most commonly this means it needs an alignment. There are three different alignment settings...toe, caster, and camber.Toe is the most easily adjustable and is the most often needed adjustment. It ...

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Why did your tail lights come on by themselves and now won't turn off even with the rest of the car turned off in your 1990 Nissan 240sx?

possible faulty brake light switch...sticking....usually located on top of metal arm connecting to your brake pedal. $10 part. There's a rubber bumper that the brake pedal switch hits against to turn off. When the bumper gets old it falls off (you will notice the pieces on the floor when you get ...

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What if your 1998 town cars has troubles with the steering wheel it spins freely and the wheels will not turn What is the fix for this problem?

If the steering wheel spins freely but the wheels don't turn, the steering shaft (which runs from the steering wheel, into the engine compartment, and down to the steering box) probably came apart.Usually there are one or more joints in the steering shaft, to allow it to angle around obstructions...

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Why heater fan motor won't turn off after car is turned off?

well for one is your keyed turned all the way off. But i would say you probably have a short in you wiring somewhere. But try turning off the heater while the car is running then shut your car off.

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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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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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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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Why is your car power steering hard?

You either need power streering fluid or a power steering belt.

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Why won't your Camaro run?

Several causes may prevent a car to run. The most common is related to the electrical system.

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Car with charged battery won't start won't turn over?

why after replaced the head gasket car wont turn over??jetta 2000 2.2l

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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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Why is the steering wheel in your 1990 Chevy 2500 so loose?

If the steering wheel on a 1990 Chevy 2500 feels loose, one or multiple bolts may need tightening. Threadlocker might need to be applied to the bolts to prevent them from coming loose again.

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Why does your steering wheele shake when you apply your brakes in your 98 Honda accord coupe?

Perhaps front rotors are "out of round" and need to be either re-surfaced or replaced

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What do you do when your furnace won't turn off?

A furnace could potentially not turn off for a few different reasons. Replace your "furnace limit switch." Check the wiring to your furnace's thermostat. Check to make sure none of the controls or buttons on your furnace are sticking in the "Down" position.

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Why did your steering wheel mounted radio control buttons stop working?

The wires through the steering column and the rotating connections probably have a break or a bad connection. the steering wheel may have to be pulled to find the cause.

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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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Why won't your Acura TL 3.2 won't start?

This is actually quite a difficult question to answer online as you have not specified any details so I will just list the most common problems with cars in general not starting... 1) if your going from driving stick to automatic, the biggest issue is that we sometimes forget that automatics have...

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Why won't the 4 wheel drive won't engage on my 1994 blazer s10?

The s10 4 wheel drive systems are vacuum activated and most problems with engagment can be traced to 3 possible culprits - leaking vacuum lines, faulty transfer case vacuum switch (part # 89059420) or faulty vacuum actuator (part # 25031740) which usually is located under the battery tray. These ...

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What does it mean when your key won't turn?

Occasionally, because of this lock, the steering wheel can get stuck, which in turn means the vehicle key also becomes stuck and cannot move to release it.“Jiggling” the steering wheel side to side while also attempting the turn the key can relieve this lock pressure and allow the key to turn.

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