Power Steering Replacement and Repair Cost (for 4 Common Parts)

In the old days, steering a vehicle required drivers to have strong arms and a strong upper body. If they didn’t then it would have been very difficult for them to steer. Fortunately, power steering was invented to give any driver the ability to steer their vehicle and make turns without much effort. The power … Read more

6 Symptoms of a Bad Tie Rod End (and Replacement Cost)

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Tie rods are vital for precise steering in all vehicles. A functional tie rod connects the suspension and steering system to the front wheels on the ground by several joints, so that the wheels turn accurately as the steering wheel is turned. Such a system allows the driver to use minimal force to turn the … Read more

5 Causes of a Steering Wheel That’s Hard to Turn

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Every vehicle has a steering system which gives the driver control over the direction in which they are driving. If you don’t have a functional steering system, then it will create all kinds of problems for you. More importantly, it will make your vehicle unsafe for yourself and the other people on the road around … Read more

9 Causes of a Steering Wheel That Makes Noise When Turning

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When you have to make a turn, there shouldn’t be any noise coming from the steering wheel. Any such noises suggest there could be a problem with one or more of the numerous components in your car’s suspension and steering systems. Turning puts a lot of stress on these parts and wear them out, causing a … Read more

Top 5 Causes of Steering Wheel Shakes at Low and High Speeds

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Cars are supposed to drive even and smooth at all times, especially if you’re on a relatively good road. Chances are however, that you’ve experienced steering wheel vibrations at one point or another, and that’s perfectly normal. A lot of components used on road vehicles need replacing, and it’s not uncommon for a certain part … Read more

Speed Sensing Steering (How It Works and Why You’d Want It)

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Speed-sensing steering is like a hybrid of power steering and manual steering systems. Since most vehicles have power steering systems these days, a lot of drivers complain that they don’t feel like they’re in control of their vehicles when driving on the highway at high speeds. In essence, normal power steering gives them too much … Read more

28 Cars With Four-Wheel Steering (How It Works and Pros/Cons)

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One technology that many don’t know exists is the four-wheel steering (4WS) system. First available in the US in the 1988 Honda Prelude, this technology didn’t exactly explode in popularity as car manufacturers had hoped but many vehicles offered it. By the early 2000’s, 4WS seemed like a thing of the past. However, four-wheel steering … Read more

Steering Angle Sensor Types, Calibration and Diagnostics

The electronic speed control system depends on the steering angle sensor to calculate the angle of the steering wheel’s position as well as its rate of turn. To get this information in degrees, you can use a scanning tool. Inside the steering column, there is a sensor cluster which houses the steering angle sensor. This … Read more