whenever i make a little bit more than a slight turn in my car i can feel like the steering wheel 'jump' a little bit, i really dont know how to describe this.
imagine driving straight, come up to a slight corner (so slight that u do not need to brake or slow down but just turn) and u slightly turn the steering wheel and all of a sudden it skips a little bit, it does it both turning left and right and it keeps on doing it if i move it left and right!!
i really hope some1 understands what i mean because its annoying and yea...
I think i've figured out what it is. When the car is off it is probably not felt as much because the power steering is off. But i recently got my front left ball joint replaced and it now doesnt do it turning left anymore, so if it skips im guessing the ball joints need replacing!
well any1 else agree with my theory!? or disagree!?
Are you guys sure it doesn't do it while the car is off? Because it's pretty difficult to turn the wheels with the car off, just wondering if you've actually tried it. If I had to guess, it sounds like the upper strut bearings. It's the piece that goes over the top of the strut piston rod, and contains the 3 bolts that mount to the strut tower, allowing the strut to turn. If the bearings are shot, they will bind up and the strut won't turn smoothly.
Open the hood and pop the plastic cap off at the top of the strut assembly. Have someone turn the wheels and observe what happens. If that's the problem, you'll notice and feel the "skip" right there. They're about $30 each side, but the whole strut assembly has to come off to replace them.
Today took my car to do the 'wof' warranto of fitness, dont know how u call it in the states and anyway the mechanic/checker guy noticed this skipping too! he didnt fail me because of it but said it mite fix it if i tighten the two universal ball joints on the steering arm, do you think that could be the problem?
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