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Streeing ok going left stiff to right-

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Streeing ok going left stiff to right-
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hello

I'd next check the strut bearings for tightness / wear

To feel if there's a worn strut top bearing then lightly hold the spring by hand and have your assistant move the steering from left to right with the wheel on the ground - a worn bearing will feel 'notchy' through the spring. The wheel needs to be on the ground for the test to load up the bearing


if this is OK then I'd check the universal steering joints on the column for damage / play

again have your assistant hold the steering steady while you move the road wheel from lock to lock feeling for tight spots
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hi Raymond

do you still need help?