Question about 1999 Kia Sportage

1 Answer

My KIA Sportage has lots of loose play in the steering and tends to wander at high speed. Has been checked by mechanic and re-aligned. Mechanic says I've been spoilt by rack and pinion steering and just have to get used to it. Any ideas on a good step by step strategy to check.

Posted by apiarist1 on

Ad

1 Answer

Stephen Potts

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 447 Answers

FIND ANOTHER MECHANIC!!!!!!!! No REAL mechanic would tell you that. Your steering should have NO play in it. (Over time a little) Have your steering box checked

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Steering wandering had ball joints track rod ends done for mot last couple of years tracking been done cars wanders when driving quite scary


There are many reasons for wandering, I should highly recommend you do some serious looking before you drive any trips, or any higher speeds until you have the front end checked by a reputable mechanic (one highly recommended.)
Here are some reasons for wandering.
1) A bad tire (the tire can look fine, but be bad.)
2) A bad "front end alignment".
This is repairable, but good shops will not fix it until and unless the whole "front end of the car" is in good order.
3) A worn component in the "front end".
God bless your efforts.

Jul 07, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2000 kia sportage - shudder / vibation when braking, happens very infrequent. brakes checked twice by mechanic, stated cheap pads but still plenty left !


When you say brakes checked by mechanic, I trust he has done the following:

-Spun the rotor around with a dial gauge against it to measure runout

-Measured the thickness of the rotor to ensure all is in spec

-Checked that there is no wheel bearing play or worn associated steering components

-Inspected the caliper slides and pad holder section for anything not as per normal

-visually inspected the rotors for hot spots/uneven surface appearance ( I have seen rotors where the hardness of the metal has varied across the surface)

-Checked wheel alignment and balance - rare for this to be a cause, but when combined with one of the above issues, can be a significant contributing factor

Jan 21, 2013 | 2002 Kia Sportage

2 Answers

I have 97 chinok motorhome on e350 chasis. have replaced all 4ball joints, new shocks,front end inspected,new steering stabilizer,new tires but still hve a wander in steering. would any one have any ideas?...


You said that you had the front end inspected so I assume that all 4 tie rod ends are good and the front end was aligned. Changing parts without re-alignment can create a wandering condition.If that is the case then your problem could be play in the steering box, which should have some adjustment. You should also check the bushings in your control arms. They are rubber and will deteriorate over time, creating excessive play in the front end. Hope this helps.

Mar 17, 2011 | Ford F-350 Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

Wandering steering on Isuzu Bighorn


Why, of course, Get an alignment because your front end is too much in the positive caster. Don't let anyone tell you it's the nature of the beast. Good Luck. Ask for the before and after settings to be put on your receipt._Ned_

Nov 18, 2009 | 1992 Isuzu Trooper

1 Answer

2001 kia sportage broken power steering belt. is the car drivable approx 30 miles to mechanic


its best not to....obviously,but if the broken belt is clear and you have to, do it but try to not steer the car too much if that doesnt sound silly.Drive slowly as well !!

Oct 29, 2009 | 2001 Kia Sportage

1 Answer

2004 lexus ls 430 steering is "loose"


have ou had an alignment? cars tend to strech chasis wise over time and they will loose there aling ment. any strange tire wear?

Apr 28, 2009 | 2001 Lexus LS 430

1 Answer

Extremely loose (sloppy) steering


Have you had the front end alignment checked?
If the alignment is ok you might have your mechanic check the steering box.

Mar 21, 2009 | 1987 Chevrolet G10

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Kia Sportage Logo

Related Topics:

273 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kia Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18563 Answers

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

14852 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...