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, Jan 15, 2005
  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
  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
  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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