STEERING SYSTEM (for Hatchback) > PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE


HINT:
Use the table below to help determine the cause of problem symptoms. If multiple suspected areas are listed, the potential causes of the symptoms are listed in order of probability in the "Suspected Area" column of the table. Check each symptom by checking the suspected areas in the order they are listed. Replace parts as necessary.

 
Symptom
Suspected Area
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Heavy steering
Front tires (Improperly inflated or unevenly worn)
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Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)
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Front suspension (Lower ball joint)
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Steering intermediate shaft
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Steering column assembly
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Steering gear
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Power steering ECU
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Poor return
Front tires (Improperly inflated or unevenly worn)
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Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)
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Steering column assembly
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Steering gear
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Power steering ECU
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No free play or excessive play
Steering intermediate shaft
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Steering gear
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Knocking (or clunking) sound occurs when steering wheel turned while power steering in operation
Steering intermediate shaft
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Front suspension (Lower ball joint)
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Front axle hub (Hub bearing)
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Steering gear
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Friction sound occurs when steering wheel turned during low-speed driving
Steering column assembly
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High-pitched sound (squealing sound) occurs when steering wheel turned slowly with vehicle stopped
Steering column assembly
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Steering wheel vibrates and noise occurs when steering wheel turned while vehicle stopped
Steering column assembly
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