Mechanics

LOOSE STEERING

1996 Honda Accord

Steering problem
1996 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive 222589 miles

My steering wheel is very loose, when I turn left or right the steering wheel goes almost all the way around. When driving straight I can shift the steering wheel slightly left or right. About two weeks now when ever I parallel park the steering makes awful sounds. What is wrong and what can I do to fix it. Help please!

Denise
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Dwillis70
October 2, 2008.



Hi dwillis70,

There are many possible reasons.
1. Worn steering rack or cushions
2. Worn rack end or tie rods.
3. Lack of power steering fluid.

Most probably to need to overhaul the steering gear box.

KHLow2008
Oct 19, 2008.