I HAVE A BANGING SOUND WHEN I TURN THE STEERING ...

2001 Buick Regal

Tiny

Anonymous

February, 12, 2013 AT 12:40 PM

I have a banging sound when I turn the steering wheel left or right, also a slight wobble in the steering wheel, need to know what parts to look at.

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Tiny

caradiodoc

February, 12, 2013 AT 1:11 PM

If the banging occurs while standing still, suspect binding upper strut mounts. Reach over the top of the tire and hold your fingertips loosely on the coil spring, then have a helper slowly turn the steering wheel. If the mount is binding, you'll feel the spring wind up, then snap free and rotate when the tension gets high enough.

A steering wheel wobble at low speeds could be due to a bent wheel or warped brake rotor but more commonly is caused by a broken belt in a tire.

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