Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting
- Steering difficulty: wandering steering while driving at speed may indicate worn steering links.
- Excessive steering play: excessive movement or play in your vehicle's steering linkage may be a sign of steering link wear.
- Unexpected noises: clunking noises while turning the steering wheel may signal steering link wear.
- Alignment issues: an inability to set the proper alignment for your vehicle may indicate worn steering links.
Good Maintenance Practices
- Inspect or have your steering links inspected: worn steering links can upset the balance of your vehicle's steering system and cause other parts to wear faster. If this wear goes undetected or ignored, premature failure of system components can occur, threatening the integrity of your vehicle's steering system. Preventative inspection can help detect wear before it becomes a major problem.
- Whenever you replace or modify a front end or steering component in your vehicle, your alignment may be altered. Perform a full four-wheel vehicle alignment after steering components have been changed.