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Why is my steering wheel loose? Does not turn well with tires and theirs a knocking sound whenever I turn the wheel.

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I would not recommend driving this until it gets checked out, based on what you're saying.
That vehicle should have power steering. Check to make sure it has sufficient power steering fluid in the reservoir.
If there's a knocking sound when you turn, it could be a problem within either the steering mechanism or any number of things that warrant getting checked out.
It's not fun going down the road in a vehicle that size, and having your steering go out completely on you.

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