I have a 1990 honda accord It started gradually but continues to get
worse. First of all my steering wheel does not line up with the tires
if the tires are straight the steering wheel seems to be way off. Also
when I make sharp turns it seems like the whole car leans way over to
one side. There is also an occasional popping or grabbing in the
steering wheel. It feels like something is loose under the car. The
steering wheel does not lock like it used to. Also I can feel every
little bump in the road I don’t think it is the struts but who knows.
when coming out of a turn the steering wheel doesn’t return very
quickly it kind of hesitates and is a little jerky. Please give me
some kind of input it would be really helpful.Thanks
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This is very worrisome. The greatest concern is that a ball joint is
failing, and to have it let go will put you in this situation
http://tegger.com/hondafaq/lowerballjoint/index.html - if you're lucky. It
can lead to complete loss of steering control when you need control the
If you aren't up to the the inspection, have it hauled on a flatbed to where
it can be inspected. Choose a place you would be comfortable with having the
repair done, because if it is a ball joint any driving is just too risky
(judging by the symptoms you describe).
In any event, the change in steering wheel position combined with the odd
behavior is your last warning. Fix it or pay dearly. It really could cost
your life and others.
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