Question about 1998 Kia Sephia
No jerking on acceleration. Lock to lock steering in parking lot on rack and pinion seems fine. Is only occasional but then can get 2 or 3 jerks in a row. Steering wheel moves only about 1-2 inches each time but the motion is strong and the effect is more likely when steering slightly to the right. There is no noise from CV's, front brakes are recently done, are balanced and non-pulsating..brakes work very well. Steering takes a fair bit of effort both left and right at speeds below 30 MPH. Bearings are silent and cold to touch at all times/speeds. Engine,clutch and transmission seem excellent and smooth. Front end alignment done about 3 weeks ago and new tires installed. Before that, car had very great effort to steer at low speeds but no "jerks" were felt. Ball joints seem ok..not loose.
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Car jerks to left w/no warning
My opinion, not a good car. But that is a different story. It would be easiest to bring the car in for an alignment. The technician will tell you what the car needs to do the alignment. But if you want to do it yourself then you will need to inspect all the steering componants (tie-rods,struts, lower ball joint, wheel bearings, brakes, wheels, tire wear,tread pattern, and tire pressure, and lug nuts (loose or overtightened). Good luck.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
May 03, 2016 | 1992 Mitsubishi Expo
Aug 01, 2015 | Oldsmobile Cars & Trucks
May 13, 2015 | 2003 Nissan Altima
Jan 03, 2014 | 1992 Ford Taurus
Apr 19, 2017 | 1998 Kia Sephia
Feb 16, 2012 | 2005 Kia Sedona
Dec 13, 2010 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee
Feb 08, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Malibu
Oct 14, 2009 | 1995 Honda Civic
Jun 12, 2008 | 1999 Dodge Neon
181 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: