If rack and opinion is not install correctly, cause the ignition key to have turn coming out?

Tiny
EMILY CASILLAS
  • MEMBER
  • 2005 HONDA ACCORD
  • 13,300 MILES
I had it repaired and since I got home the key didn't come out. So I turned the steering wheel completely to the left and then to the right until the steering wheel was position in the center. Didn't work so tried it again and the key finally came out. Also there is an odor behind the driver's side wheel every time I stop driving.
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 6:16 AM

1 Reply

Tiny
CARADIODOC
  • MECHANIC
  • 33,778 POSTS
Replacing a rack and pinion steering gear is a messy job because a lot of power steering fluid escapes. Most mechanics try to clean the area after the repairs are done but some fluid often runs into the cross member or frame rails where it can't be seen or easily washed out. You may smell that for a while until it all drips out or disperses. Other than the smell and possibly some spots on the ground, that won't hurt anything.

The key getting stuck shouldn't be related but logic dictates it is if this first occurred right after the last service. Have your mechanic recheck his work. There could be a linkage that got bent or mispositioned that he didn't notice, or it could just be a linkage needs to be readjusted.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 7:35 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links