1988 Saturn SL1 car wont turn

Tiny
CSCHEURING
  • MEMBER
  • 1988 SATURN SL1
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 153,000 MILES
My car was in an accident when it was raining, it slid into a guard rail off the freeway. Hit on the driver side. When I took the wheel off the control arm was severely bent, so I replaced it. Now still on jacks, the steering wheel wont turn. What could the problem be?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 AT 12:26 AM

1 Reply

Tiny
JUSTIN FREED
  • MEMBER
Obviously, the control arm was only the MOST visible problem. If you aren't thoroughly familiar with the steering/suspension system, a good reference manual (or online ref) is warranted.
I suggest you take extra special care and examine all parts thoroughly. Remove the passenger side tire and compare. If that checks out, suspect the steering gear (if pwr steering - rack).
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 AT 1:37 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides