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Old 06-01-2012, 08:10 AM
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Steering Issue "noise in steering shaft?"

issue with 08 hhr ss, just replaced frt struts mounts with ac delco, now i get
binding noise when wheel is turned either way. steering works fine just noticed this noise-- car has 81k onit also new shocks. also noticed car drifts to the left after work was done and alignment? wierd i thought rack n pinion. maybe in steering wheel shaft.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:34 AM
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it is a strange symptom.
The only thing that comes to mind: one of the fasteners was not fixed after the completion of the work and alignment.
The new survey. I understand that money away, but ...
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Strut top mount is where I'd put my money based on your mileage
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Some strut mounts are shipped already packed with grease and ready to install, some are shipped dry, did you or the installer check the new mounts to see if they were lubed?

A drift after an alignment means something is off, I'd take it right back and have 'em do it over.
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Agree. Sounds like a strut mount is "binding". This could cause that pull to the left if the binding is more severe to that side. It won't let the steering center back to a neutral position,thus it pulls to that side.
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it is a strange symptom.
The only thing that comes to mind: one of the fasteners was not fixed after the completion of the work and alignment.
The new survey. I understand that money away, but ...
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issue with 08 hhr ss, just replaced frt struts mounts with ac delco, now i get
binding noise when wheel is turned either way. steering works fine just noticed this noise-- car has 81k onit also new shocks. also noticed car drifts to the left after work was done and alignment? wierd i thought rack n pinion. maybe in steering wheel shaft.
try sway bar links. If you can move them with your hand, they may need replacing. Your drifting may account for the left tie rod end. Ive had same problem. Easy to replace. 90% of auto repair shops just do the work you ask for, dont tell you if anything else may be wrong. But if you change tie rod ends you will need to have car aligned again.
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Originally Posted by davidfr View Post
try sway bar links. If you can move them with your hand, they may need replacing. Your drifting may account for the left tie rod end. Ive had same problem. Easy to replace. 90% of auto repair shops just do the work you ask for, dont tell you if anything else may be wrong. But if you change tie rod ends you will need to have car aligned again.
Uh. Read the date of this thread. 6 years old and the OP(anthony303) hasn't been back here since 2013.
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Thanks FMG. Looks like it's time to close this thread.
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