Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The steering is very stiff nearly impossible to turn wheel

Had shocks changed could not drive the vehicle out of Speedys work shop

Posted by on

  • rjspinney
    rjspinney Jan 05, 2013

    IT did not work but. thanks.It is still very hard to turn

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Cheetah:

    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

  • Expert
  • 168 Answers

Hi spinner, put a jack under the middle of the front axle and try to
see if the steering gets any easier as you take the weight off the
wheels. if it does, look at how you have put the new shocks on
and also make sure that they were the same length as the ones
you took off. did you remember to put the springs back on ?

Posted on Jan 03, 2013

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 193 Answers

SOURCE: Power steering is stiff at tight left turn.

You need to look to your power steering system. First check your power steering reseivor for proper amount of fluid. If you can see the fluid when you open the reseivor, there's enough fluid..
Next, check deflection in the power steering belt. Should be no more than a 1/2 inch of movement in the center of belt. Be sure the engine is off.

If all this is ok, problem can be in the power steering rack and pinion unit. These can not be repaired, only replaced.
One last check. With engine running, have someone slowly rotate the steering wheel completely from side to side while you watch the wheels to determine if they are traveling through a complete turn. If not, this can also be a problem with rack and pinion.
Bill

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

fyrebyrd1
  • 121 Answers

SOURCE: Creaking sound while turning steering wheel

There's a chance that the ball joints need grease. This should help, however once they have started to make noise like that due to lack of grease, they usually have gone bad. Replacement may be the only remedy. Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: Creaking sound while turning steering wheel

You might have the lower swing arm bushing checked mine slid of the bushing but stayed in the cradle on the passengers side.Only made noise when ibacked or turned sharp left.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

  • 740 Answers

SOURCE: Stiff steering

Check fluid and make sure it filled enough,(make sure that its actually power steering fluid in there and not something else added by mistake for ex. antifreeze etc) make sure there are no leaks. Check power steering belt and and make sure its tight NOT loose or slipping. From personal experience with these vehicle you MOST likely cause of this problem if all the items above are GOOD is a bad power steering pump.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

  • 20 Answers

SOURCE: kia sedona 2004 steering wheel would not

sounds like either the power steering pump or the power steering rack is failing.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Rubbing noise from the passenger side of the car not sure if it's the back or front I can only hear when I am doing under 20


Diagnosing noises is hard enough when you are in the car or truck, but over the internet is nearly impossible. I suggest you have a local tire shop like Wheel Works drive this and see if it may be a brake or wheel bearing issue, they likely will do that for free.

Aug 02, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Nissan problem


This is a very typical issue on lifted vehicles being driven on the street. It is important to know that when a vehicle is lifted, the steering and suspension geometry change and characteristics will change as well.
My first concern would be with front wheel alignment. If front caster angles are too severe, the will fight each other over rough surfaces and cause the truck to wander or feel like a shake.
Also, front toe angles are crucial for proper tire wear and stability.
Have the front end aligned and checked. If there are no alignment issues, focus on the shocks and that steering stabilizer. Was the problem there before you installed the stabilizer? If not, check it for proper oil/ gas charge.
Weak or worn shocks will cause the tires to bounce and leave the road over bumps. Since the truck and been lifted, make sure the shocks are the proper length. If they are too short (even by as little as 20mm), they cause rebound problems and make the opposing side overcompensate with a bouncing effect.

Jan 03, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Multiple steering wheel problems


my daughter had this issue in a renault clio............ steering wheel tilted sideways while driving straight. she got new bushings.

driving your car in the state its in is quiet dangerous as you already know.

hope someone else helps you out. :-(

Apr 14, 2013 | 2006 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

Have a 4.7 V-8 4 door 2 wd. Have replaced power steering pump twice and rack & pinion twice. Is still hard to steer and soft and then hard, etc. Have sprayed the steering coupler(knuckle) and all...


Remove the outer tie rods from the knuckles. Turn the knuckles by hand. If they turn hard than you have issues with ball joints binding.

If they move freely than start the vehicle and turn the wheel. If you steering is still stiff I would be suspicious of the universal joint near the rack. If you remove it it should rotate and flex freely. If it doesn't replace it.

Nov 16, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

The steering wheel is locked, key won't turn, brake is stiff and i can't change gears. what is the problem?


sometimes, there is a key hold near the shift knob.also the steering wheel might need to be forcefully turned. there als a fuse that sometimes blowes. try step one first

Sep 20, 2010 | 2003 Pontiac Aztek

1 Answer

Power steering a stiff and once completely failed


Check the hoses are not closed up and causing a restriction also check the relief valve.

Apr 03, 2017 | 1998 Isuzu Rodeo

2 Answers

It has to do with a steering issue, when driving car on straight stretch of road , it stays straight, no swerving at all on straight road, . But, when i make a turn at intersection or go around a curve on...


If it is trying to drive you into the kerb it is called oversteer. If it seems as if it doesn't feel like going round the corner at all it is called understeer. It has to do with the angles of your wheels or that your shock absorbers are worn. You need to have the wheel alignment, camber and castor and shock absorbers checked. If there is a bigger problem they will pick it up when they do the checks.

Apr 01, 2010 | 2003 Nissan Altima

2 Answers

How can i fix stiff steering on my bmw 316i


Assuming you have power steering, check fluid level in power steering system.
Check that the power steering pump belt has not fallen off.
Tires that are nearly bald can make the steering effort higher.
Do you have wheels that are not made for this car that have the wrong offset?
Check the strut bearings to see if they are frozen. Look under the front fenders while someone else turns the steering wheel. The strut and spring should turn with the wheel. If the top of the spring does not turn, then the strut bearings need to be replaced.

Nov 15, 2009 | 1997 BMW 318

1 Answer

Battery light is on and stiff to steer the wheel


Sounds like the serpentine bellt has come off the drive pulleys. this belt is the link between the crankshaft pulley and all the other pulleys. it drives the power steering pump, a/c compressor, and your alternator.
Stiff steering due to no Power steering pump activity and the battery light is on due to the alternator not charging the battery and supplying power to vehicle components.

Aug 08, 2009 | 1995 Lexus GS 300

1 Answer

Stiff steering


hi you may have two problems.the banging noise can be either struts/shocks or ball joints.as for stiff steering can be either power steering. or ball joints.bad ball joints can make a banging moise and make it stiff when turnning the wheels.

Jan 31, 2009 | 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

27 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...