Steering wheel


#1

What causes too much play in a steering wheel?


#2

Be nice to know the make and year of the car. Could be the rack & pinion.


#3

agreed,maybe its a combine?


#4

the long list is too long to just state. more info would help narrow it down.

vehicle? yr? mileage? how new tires? any front end work done recently? brake job?


#5

2005 Nissan Altima, 4 cyclinder


#6

2005 Nissan Altima, 4 cylinder, 60,000 miles (mostly highway), 4 new tires purchased 2 days ago.


#7

and this is since the front tires were replaced?


#8

Actually it was taking place before the tire purchase, I thought it would subside after tire replacement but I was obviously incorrect.


#9

the bad thing is the old tires are gone. it would be really beneficial to have a look at them to inspect for abnormal wear.

i would think a trip to get a front end inspection and possibly an alignment would be in order. the short list would be replacing tie rods. there are 4 on the car, and usually this type of shimmy is related to one (or more) of them getting worn out. although it could be a bad bearing, steering knuckle or a rack problem. sort of hard to decipher over the 'net. why not go to a shop that specializes in front end alignments?


#10

Sounds good, I’ll have this taken care of tomorrow morning, Thanks!