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What Problems Can Make You Steering Wheel Feel Stiff?

What Problems Can Make You Steering Wheel Feel Stiff?

There's no point in driving a car if you can't steer it! Over time, your vehicle's steering wheel may become stiff and show signs of wear and tear. A rigid steering wheel should never be overlooked and should always be inspected by an automotive professional as soon as possible. Here are some of the potential issues that can be causing your steering wheel to harden up:   Damaged Steering Rack If your steering wheel feels heavy in addition to the stiffness, it's most likely a problem with the steering rack. The hot summer temperatures or excessive road debris can cause your rack to malfunction.   Cracked Serpentine Belt If you feel a lot of strain in the steering wheel when turning it, this can imply that you've got damage on your serpentine belt. Wear and tear on this rubbery belt is normal. It may just need a simple replacement. Low on Power Steering Fluid The steering wheel is a hydraulic system which means it relies on a solution to function ... read more

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