Vehicle: 2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L V6
My brother told me today that a while ago, he forgot to turn the wheel against the curb after parking. Because he was in a hurry, he tried to turn the wheel with the engine off. He then heard a loud clunk or pop and the steering wheel was misaligned afterwards, so he turned it again to the other direction to set it straight.
I test drove the vehicle and it handles and drives fine. However, if you turn the steering to the right very gently, there is a spot that feels as if it “sticks or binds” a bit. Otherwise it turns perfectly fine when moving.
I am a bit upset about this because it was a new rack. What kind of damage, if any, has he done to the steering rack?