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I hit a curb and the steering wheel is popping.

I hit a curb the other day, decently slow speed, but it was a pretty tough jolt as i slided towards it in the snow. the first immediate thing i noticed was an off center steering wheel. figured it was outta alignment. didnt look too bad so i drove it on home. but i noticed as i was parking that the stops on the wheel didnt stop. the wheel would keep going and pop. im pretty savvy with cars, and i have an idea as to what it might be but i want some other opinions and maybe a hand on how to fix whatever is ultimately wrong with it.

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  • campendc Feb 01, 2010

    thanks for the input, but i dont think thats it, there seems to be no structural damage, but i need to look closer before i can say definitely. and i dont think that would cause the wheel to move but the tires to not..

  • campendc Feb 02, 2010

    thanks for the input, but i dont think thats it, there seems to be no structural damage, but i need to look closer before i can say definitely. and i dont think that would cause the wheel to move but the tires to not..

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Tracking out? trackrodend? bottom wish bone bent? check these first regards

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

  • geoff bonsall Feb 02, 2010

    hi wots moved the steering wheel?



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