callipygian
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Steering issue

Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:59 pm

Im having issues with me steering its hard to turn left and right when i raise car up on jackstands and turn the wheel it to wheel lock kind of turns and jerks throughout the movement. remove the frunk and looked at the pole that attached to the steering rack and it kind of wobbles not out of control more like the pole isnt straight can someone else look at theres and see if the pole kinda bows out as it turns ? Hope I conveyed that right. I made a video but it seems i cant load it to the post.

thx

spartacus68
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Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:07 am

Re: Steering issue

Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:03 am

Hit any potholes recently? If there's any friction on the steering you really want to get that checked out as matter of urgency from a safety point of view. Keep us posted as to the outcome.
2015 i3 REx, 60ah, solar orange. Reversing camera, leather interior, sunroof, park assist, professional navigation.

callipygian
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Joined: Mon May 31, 2021 8:04 pm

Re: Steering issue

Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:42 am

Hopefully I can post a link to a video I made, ideally the plan is to fix it myself I just have nothing to compare the steering to. At its worst it doesnt seem too complex to repair as the extreme would be to replace the shaft and rack and pinion which appears to be just bolts.

https://youtu.be/aprZj8CErvQ

CanisLupus
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Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:48 pm

Re: Steering issue

Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:09 am

Our 2016 was getting a bit stiff in the steering . It was determined to need upper strut mounts . After replacing them , the steering is back to normal .

spartacus68
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Re: Steering issue

Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:48 pm

CanisLupus wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:09 am
Our 2016 was getting a bit stiff in the steering. It was determined to need upper strut mounts. After replacing them, the steering is back to normal.
That's a good call. ;)

Link here to when I did the job, and a great video from Bjorn.
viewtopic.php?t=17069
2015 i3 REx, 60ah, solar orange. Reversing camera, leather interior, sunroof, park assist, professional navigation.

callipygian
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Joined: Mon May 31, 2021 8:04 pm

Re: Steering issue

Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:45 pm

CanisLupus wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:09 am
Our 2016 was getting a bit stiff in the steering . It was determined to need upper strut mounts . After replacing them , the steering is back to normal .
Let me look into this.

callipygian
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Re: Steering issue

Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:04 pm

spartacus68 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:48 pm
CanisLupus wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:09 am
Our 2016 was getting a bit stiff in the steering. It was determined to need upper strut mounts. After replacing them, the steering is back to normal.
That's a good call. ;)

Link here to when I did the job, and a great video from Bjorn.
viewtopic.php?t=17069
Thanks for the video

callipygian
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Joined: Mon May 31, 2021 8:04 pm

Re: Steering issue

Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:04 pm

Does it sound strange to you when it turns or is that the normal sound?

callipygian
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Re: Steering issue

Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:33 pm

Was able to remove and replace, that weird noise is gone now. I just need to program used eps to car now.

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