Auto Systems and Repair: Steering Column

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Excessive steering movement up and down or sideways
  • Abnormal noise from inside column when turning

Related Repair Advice

  • A vibration felt in the steering wheel is commonly caused by a problem in the front of the vehicle. A vibration while driving is generally a tire balance issue. A vibration while braking usually indicates a brake rotor problem.
  • Failed components inside the steering column can almost always be replaced without replacing the entire steering column assembly
  • Theft and accident damage are probably the most common reasons a steering column would require repair