Tight steering - after cornering the steering will not return to neutral position. have already tried a steering rack
Steering rack isnt your problem. First question is has the car suspention been altered in any way. Lowerd or anything.
This more than likely is an alighnment issue. Inproper alightnment can cause a hard steering effort, Slow return to center after turning, and many other things.
Do you have any unusual tire wear?
The problem may be in your caster. Has the car ever been in a front end accident of a side collision tword the front end. If you caster between the driver and passanger side one wheel will be influenced more than the other, which will cause the wheels not to return to the steer ahead position giving you this tight steering issue. Dose you car have any pulling issues from one side to the other?
You will need to take it to a shop and get your alighnment checked. Alot of shops do a free alighnment check.
If your alighnment is bad Have them do the alighnment and ask the tech. and the manager to examin your caster settings. If Caster is way out then I would sugest getting a diagnostic alighnment done and checking the set back of the side in questions.
If the car was in a accident a bent lower control arm could be what is affecting your caster
Dec 09, 2008 |
Honda Civic Cars & Trucks