1984 Pontiac Fiero Very Hard Steering

Tiny
JBERTRAM
  • MEMBER
  • 1984 PONTIAC FIERO
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I went out one morning and my steering wheel was very hard to turn. I drove it for a day and it seemed to get a little worse. Now It is so tight that it almost feels stuck. When parked I can hear a clank on my right front end when I turn right. The car does not have power steering and speed does not affect the problem. I took a brief look at the front suspension and everything seems to be ok, old, but ok. Oh, and for approx 2wks before the problem my steering wheel seemed jiggly. I don't know if this is related or not. Thanks
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Friday, May 9th, 2008 AT 7:44 PM

2 Replies

Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
Hi there,

I recommend that you get your steering system inspected by a provisional mechanic. You may have a seized steering joint that may snap at any time, or there is a problem with your steering box. Get this inspected ASAP before you experience a steering failure.

Mark (mhpautos)
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, May 10th, 2008 AT 1:14 AM
Tiny
JBERTRAM
  • MEMBER
Thanks for the help. I wanted to let anyone else who has this problem know that it was my steering rack that went bad.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 12:33 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides