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Would a split-bushing seized- control arm frozen cause it to act like it has no power steering?

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No it would not.

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Steering has play in it. wanders on the road. tie rods ect. seems ok. could steering box be bad or can it be adjusted?


Rack and pinion worn, worn bushings, worn steering box, bad alignment, bad tire, lots of causes.

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Hi my car has started to squeak but only when i turn right any ideas


If you have struttes the I would have the lower control arm brushing looked at , the could need replacement.. if you have upper control arms have them looked at also.. if your getting a clicking sound when you turn and its front wheel drive, then your CV joints need changing

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check out lower control arm bushes rear bush moves was revised bush for this and check tie rod ends as well as stabiliser bar mounting bushes and link bushes all of these caused noises and was a revision in parts for all of these plus power steering restrictor to go in hose. Main one is lower control arm bush.

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have the front end checked you will find it needs lower control arm bushes replaced. when badley worn these bushes allow the control armes to move and this causes steering problems and tyre ware best to have them replaced asap to keep your car safe to drive

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I have a 2001 daewoo nubria and the front end seems to wonder theres free play in the steering and its buggin me cuz i cant figure it out


Check your control arm bushings and tie-rod ends.
I have a 1999 Nubira Wagon CDX that had the same problem. I changed the control arms and the outer tie-rod ends and no problem now. Control arm bushings are known to be a chronic problem with these cars.

A simple check: Jack one side of the car. The control arm is that part of the suspension that connects to the bottom of the turn knuckle. It has three attach points: steering knuckle, cross member, and body. Check the cross member bolt location, if you can see shinny metal like a bushing, then the rubber is gone and you need to replace the bushings/control arm. Also - MAKING SURE YOUR CAR IS SUPPORTED COMPLETELY! - give the thing a good shake in and out. If is shifts more than a very small fraction, it's probably worn.

Change the tie-rod ends at the same time as they are very likely worn as well (manufacturers recommendation).

If you are a good mechanic and have a pickling fork, sledge hammer, and time, go for it. If not - have a shop do it, as they can probably align the steering afterwards (this will need to be done regardless). Watch out for the split pins in the arm - they are a bear! Replace them are turn them around when re-installing. Luck

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Excessive play in the steering wheel, car is all over the road. What could this be?


The steering gear box is worn out. And, there's probably worn front suspension components adding to the problem. You will need to check the following parts for looseness or movement: Idler Arm, Upper and Lower Ball Joints, Control Arm Bushings, Pitman Arm, Inner and Outer Tie Rod Ends, Front Hub Bearings. All of these can be replaced in your driveway with the exception of the Control Arm Bushings which are pressed in and require special tools to remove and install the bushings. If you can't replace all of them, concentrate your efforts on the following: Steering Box, Idler arm, and Control Arm Bushings. If you can afford to have all of them done, the front suspension would be factory fresh and should, with proper wheel alignment, drive like a new car.

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most of the time the bushings are so hard and tight they neeed to be put in using a hydraulic press, requiring them to be removed from the vehicle. they may not cause any symptoms in your steering but they may squeak and/or eventually break loose which, during travel, is very unsafe. i advise to get them changed

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Need to know how to replace lower control arm


LOWER CONTROL ARM

REMOVAL
1) Raise and support vehicle. 3) Remove the steering knuckle.
Remove the bolts fastening the power steering cooler to the front suspension cradle crossmember reinforcement (Fig. 21). 5) Remove the lower control arm rear bushing retainer bolts located on each side of each lower control arm rear bushing. NOTE: The bolts fastening the cradle crossmember reinforcement are of three different thread sizes. Note the location of the various sizes.

6) Remove the bolts attaching the cradle crossmember reinforcement to the front suspension cradle crossmember (Fig. 22). Remove the 2 bolts fastening the reinforcement and rear of cradle crossmember to the body of the vehicle. Remove the reinforcement. 7) Remove the pivot bolt attaching the front bushing of the lower control arm to the front suspension cradle crossmember. 8) Remove the lower control arm.

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Yesterday, my 2004 Nissan Quest had the front end bushings and control arms replaced. The car still has a "knuckling" noise when I'm making semi-hard left or right hand turns. Forget about hard turns!! ...


it usually does but you have also an intermediate shaft that connects steering column to steering rack, I know those at times can cause the exact noise you describe although what you replaced usually does.

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the control arm bushings on a 3 series are extremely important, when they completely fail they can cause your abs/dsc to activate when it's not necessary. also blown out control arm bushings will cause your tires to wear funny and the vehicle can have vibrations and steering issues. highly recommend replacing. a bmw dealership would provide a two year warranty on the parts and recommend an alignment.

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