Louie, I hope you'll be reading this
i started noticing that my steering isn't as solid as it used to be a while ago and when I had been driving on a highway I don't drive everyday around a curve I had noticed that when the steering got to a certain point the car would yank me in the direction I was turning. It would doing turning left or right mostly at highway speeds, between 60 and 75.
i just got done replacing the rack and pinion in it tonight and had the car aligned and it seems to be better off turning left but turning right is still pulling really hard at that sweet spot in a curve.
i dont think it is the tie rod ends because the passenger side one is brand new as of tonight 10/21/2013 and the driver side one was replaced 2 years ago, along with other parths in the following list: both balljoints, tie rod ends, both strut mounts, all 4 engine mounts, wheel bearings, transmission, clutch kit, plugs and wires, oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket.
i know some of the parts in that list are irrelevant to the steering system but all of that was done around the same time frame when the engine was out of the car for the tranny replacement. I had a friend who has experience in mechanics look at it and he is confused as well, he is thinking the most likely candidate is the control arm but both of those were replaced 2 years ago and it doesnt seem like that is enough time to make that part go bad. Any help would be appreciated because I am stumped and dont have a ton of cash to bring the car to a mechanic.
thanks in advance. Matt
have the same problem?
Monday, October 21st, 2013 AT 5:27 PM