steering wheel way crooked

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Tony, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. Tony

    Tony Guest

    I coasted into a parkling spot yesterday with the engine off. I turned
    the wheel hard and heard a noise. Now the steering wheel is off about
    120 degrees. The car drives straight and turns fine. What could be the
    problem? The u joints look ok. The shafts look ok, no evedence of
    striping. Could it be something inside the rack and pinion or inside
    the steeing column?

    Tony
     
    Tony, Jan 15, 2005
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  2. Tony

    Tony Guest

    Update: The rack and pinion seem alright, the notch in the shaft is on
    the right side when wheels are straight. It's between the steering
    wheel and the pinion. Did I strip the spline one the wheel?
     
    Tony, Jan 15, 2005
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  3. Tony

    Tony Guest

    Well this morning( 5 deg F outside) I took out the u-joint shaft, it's
    ok. Ill try tightening up the nut on the r&p preload.
     
    Tony, Jan 16, 2005
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  4. Tony

    Tony Guest

    Bad day in Tonydom. I think the pinion is stripped. I am beginning to
    dislike Saturns again. 97 SW1 160K
     
    Tony, Jan 16, 2005
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