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Why Is My Steering Wheel So Tough to Turn?

Why Is My Steering Wheel So Tough to Turn?

The steering system is a complex system of parts that is more than just the steering wheel. Without the steering system, you and other drivers alike will not be able to control the direction of your vehicle. When it malfunctions, you will face a handful of problems, such as a locked up or stiff steering wheel. Listed below are common reasons why your steering wheel may become tough to turn: Bad Steering Rack The steering rack is a vital piece in the power steering system. It's made up of the pinion and rack. The steering rack can display wear and tear after years of running. Low Power Steering Fluid A stiff steering wheel can be created by low-power steering fluid, usually caused by a leak. Most powering steering fluid leaks happen from cracked or loose hoses. Flawed Serpentine Belt The serpentine belt is a long and snake-like rubber belt that wraps around a vehicle's core parts, such as the power steering pump, air conditioning, alternator, and more. If the serpentine be ... read more

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